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Dublin crypt reopens after skulls theft

The skull was recovered by gardai (Gardai/PA)
The skull was recovered by gardai (Gardai/PA)

By Allison Bray

An Irish crypt that made headlines around the world after vandals broke in and stole the head of an 800-year-old mummy and another skull is to reopen next week.

The crypt at St Michan's Church on Dublin's Arran Quay has been off limits since vandals broke in over the weekend of February 23-24 this year.

The mummy known as 'The Crusader' was decapitated. The remains of a 400-year-old nun were also stolen and some of the bones of The Crusader were found outside the coffin.

The motive for the crime remains a mystery.

A 35-year-old Dublin man was charged under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act when The Crusader's head and another skull were recovered by gardai.

The Crusader's head and the other skull were found together in a bag.

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