Van Gogh painting missing from Cairo museum

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Cairo, Aug 22: An Egyptian minister told that a Van Gogh painting stolen from a Cairo museum is still missing.

Earlier on Saturday, Aug 21, the Egypt's culture minister Farouk Hosni told that two Italians were arrested at Cairo airport, and the Van Gogh painting worth $50 million was found. But later on Sunday, Aug 22, the minister told that he had been given inaccurate information, and the painting was still missing.

Van Gogh Van Gogh is believed to have painted 'Poppy Flowers' in 1887. Thieves cut the painting from it's frame at the Mahmoud Khalil Museum on Saturday, Aug 21. Later two Italians were arrested at Cairo airport after they were seen visiting a toilet and then rapidly leaving the premises. It is not clear whether the pair are still under arrest.

The same painting was previously taken from the same museum in 1978, but recovered a decade later in Kuwait.

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