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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Turkish Officials Recover Gem-Encrusted Ivory Dagger

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Turkish officials have recovered a $10 million ivory dagger that was stolen from Muammar Gaddafi's palace when the Libyan dictator was dethroned in 2011. Reports claim that the piece, which was found during a raid in Istanbul, was en route to be sold to a Saudi businessman. The dagger is decorated with sapphires, diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, and is mounted on a base complete with two ivory lions. 

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