Chinese Antiquities Stolen from British Museum

News reports from Reuters have said that the British Museum, a London-based host of national treasures and ancient artifacts like the Rosetta Stone, fell victim to a theft on Friday of pieces taken from a collection of Chinese jewelry.

The items, considered rare, were apparently stolen from a glass case on Friday, but were not noticed as missing until Saturday when a security guard recognized the loss.

The museum spokeswoman said that the museum lost 15 items which dated from 700 to 1400 A.D.