"Cheap ransom" for rare writings of Michelangelo stolen from Vatican

March 9, 2015 11:16 AM

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A theft from the heart of the most secure place in the Vatican sounds like the stuff of novels, but in fact, it's been done in the form of a kidnapping.

The stolen letters are rare writings of Michelangelo, the Renaissance master who created the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, one of the most significant works of art in history.

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