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Celtic hand stolen, dating from the 7th Century, stolen from Perthshire church - BBC News "The iron and bronze bell has been in the possession of the Fortingall and Glenlyon Church for about 1,200 years." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-41218750

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seriously?

 ‎· Halil
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Police said it had significant sentimental rather than monetary value.

 ‎· Halil
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It probably has historic value, and I imagine it would fetch a fair price if auctioned off.

 ‎· John B. 1
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Also, the BBC needs to copy-edit its headlines.

 ‎· John B. 2
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@halil: It's 7th c. Clearly it has some value. Not as much as something more "beautiful", but it's got historic/archaeological value.

 ‎· Spidra Webster
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my seriously comment was a gasp, the idea of stealing from places of worship, even if you personally don't believe, is so disrespectful!

 ‎· Halil 1
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@halil: Yup.

 ‎· Spidra Webster
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@dendroica: They heard you! ;)

 ‎· Halil
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Rev Anne Brennan said “We’d just like to have it back.” http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news_and_events/news/recent/prayers_for_return_of_7th_century_hand_bell slight copy/paste of the comment to give summary

 ‎· Halil

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