Rare Rug Theft Kicks off Huge Hunt
A precious and rare carpet has been stolen from the Iranian Carpet Museum in Tehran, kicking off a massive hunt, Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency
The carpet, measuring 2.03 by 1.24 meters, had been woven in 1928 in the southern province of Kerman and featured an asymmetrical intricate design of a tree. Made of natural wool, it was considered one of Iran's historical carpets.
Security officers told CHN that they had found out about the theft on Tuesday, but they are not sure when the carpet was stolen. Iranian police commanders have, meanwhile, asked for help from Interpol and they have adopted security measures to foil any possible plan for smuggling the stolen rug out of the country.
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