Pittsburgh’s recent library theft was one of the largest in history. Learn how other thefts stack up
July 23, 2018 at 1:22PM
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In 2012, Italian authorities discovered more than a thousand rare books, including centuries-old copies of works of Aristotle, Galileo, and Machiavelli, had been stolen from Girolamini Library in Naples. The former library director, Marino Massimo De Caro, was charged with orchestrating the theft and is described on his Wikipedia page as an “antiquarian, librarian, impostor, and art forger.” He was put on house arrest for seven years.