Egypt searches for $50m painting

Theft of Vincent Van Gogh prized work raises concerns over security at Egypt's top museums.

    Egyptian authorities have had to make an embarrassing U-turn on the disappearance of a Vincent Van Gogh painting from a Cairo museum.

    An empty frame is all that is left after "Poppy Flowers", worth $50m, was stolen on Sunday.

    Following initial reports that it had been recovered, the country's culture minister backtracked on his claim.

    The theft raises serious questions and concerns about the state of security at Egypt's top museums, which house some of the world's most precious, rare and valuable antiquities and artwork.

    Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Cairo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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