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2006-08-31 16:22:30

By Marianne Fronsdal OSLO, Norway (Reuters) - "The Scream" and another stolen masterpiece by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch were recovered by police on Thursday, two years and nine days after gunmen seized the paintings from an Oslo museum. "'The Scream' and 'Madonna' are now in police possession," police chief Iver Stensrud told a news conference. "The damage is much less than we could have feared." He said the pictures were recovered on Thursday afternoon in "a successful police...

2006-08-31 14:01:28

By Marianne Fronsdal OSLO (Reuters) - "The Scream" and another stolen masterpiece by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch were recovered by police on Thursday, two years and nine days after gunmen seized the paintings from an Oslo museum. "'The Scream' and 'Madonna' are now in police possession," police chief Iver Stensrud told a news conference. "The damage is much less than we could have feared." He said the pictures were recovered on Thursday afternoon in "a successful police operation"...

2006-08-31 10:41:29

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian police said on Thursday they had found two masterpieces by Edvard Munch on Thursday, two years after they were seized from a museum by gunmen. One of the paintings is "The Scream." The other, "Madonna," shows a bare-breasted woman with long black hair.

2006-08-31 11:45:43

By Marianne Fronsdal OSLO (Reuters) - "The Scream" and another stolen masterpiece by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch were recovered by police on Thursday, two years after gunmen seized the paintings from an Oslo museum. "'The Scream' and 'Madonna' are now in police possession," police chief Iver Stensrud told a news conference. "The damage is much less than we could have feared." He said the pictures were recovered on Thursday afternoon in "a successful police operation" and said no...

2006-08-31 10:53:17

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian police recovered "The Scream" and another stolen masterpiece by Edvard Munch on Thursday, two years after the works were seized from a museum by gunmen. "We are 100 percent certain they are the originals," police chief Iver Stensrud told a news conference. "The damage was much less than feared." "The Scream" depicts a terrified figure under a blood-red sky. The other, "Madonna," shows a bare-breasted woman with long black hair. Two armed men broke into the...

2006-05-02 05:54:41

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian court found three men guilty on Tuesday of the theft of Edvard Munch's masterpieces "The Scream" and "Madonna" from an Oslo museum in 2004 and acquitted three others. The six had pleaded not guilty in February. The two 1893 paintings have never been recovered despite a 2 million Norwegian crowns ($325,900) reward. Five of the men had been charged with planning or taking part in the daylight robbery, and the sixth had been accused of handling stolen...

2006-02-14 05:14:09

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Six men pleaded not guilty on Tuesday when they want on trial over the theft of Edvard Munch's masterpieces "The Scream" and "Madonna," snatched from an Oslo museum 18 months ago. Five of the men -- Stian Skjold, Petter Tharaldsen, Bjoern Hoen, Petter Rosenvinge and Morten Hugo Johansen -- are charged with planning or taking part in the theft. The sixth, Thomas Nataas, is accused of handling stolen goods. The artworks, painted in 1893, have never...

2006-01-16 08:54:59

OSLO (Reuters) - Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream" was apparently undamaged in a 2004 robbery but the less well-known "Madonna" suffered a minor tear, a man accused in connection with the theft said on Monday. "The paintings weren't wrecked in the robbery," Thomas Nataas told Reuters of the two works stolen by gunmen from Oslo's Munch Museum in August 2004 and then stashed for several weeks in a bus owned by Nataas on farmland north of Oslo. "I saw there was what looked like an...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.