Copernicus book stolen in the U.K

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Notes believed to be handwritten by Renaissance mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus are presented at the conference 'The records of Nicolaus Copernicus on prints in the Olsztyn Library of the Warmia Metropolis Hosianum Seminary' at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, northern Poland, 06 December 2016. In the margins of 10 books from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, that once belonged to the famous astronomer, researchers found more than 500 notes. According to the scientists' research, there is a high probability that these notes had once been written by Copernicus.

Copernicus book stolen in the U.K


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160 rare books worth €2,35 million were stolen from a warehouse near Heathrow Airport, including the book by Copernicus, De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium

The books dating back to the 15-16th centuries and extremely valuable, with the Copernicus book alone estimated at little over €250,000. The book of Copernicus or Mikołaj Kopernik was published in 1543 and described how the earth is in orbit around the sun.

The robbers broke through the skylights and abseiled down, avoiding security systems.

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