Spain’s National Library Director In Bad Books Over Stolen Galileo Treatise

Ana Santos asked to account for why it took four years to report theft of Sidereus Nuncius

The director of Spain’s national library has been summoned to the ministry of culture to account for why it took the library four years to report the theft of a book by the 17th-century Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei.

According to an investigation by El País, a restoration team discovered in 2014 that the library’s edition of Sidereus Nuncius, published in Venice in 1610, had been stolen and replaced by a copy.

© Spain’s National Library Director In Bad Books Over Stolen Galileo Treatise – The Guardian

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