From the Irish Times:
The crypts at St Michan’s Church in Dublin will be forced to close “for the foreseeable future” after they were vandalized and the head of an 800-year-old mummy, known as the Crusader, was stolen.
The Archdeacon of Dublin, the Ven David Pierpoint, described the vandalism of church crypts as sacrilegious and said the site, which has been open to the public since the 1930s, would be forced to close. The break-in was discovered shortly before lunch time on Monday when a guide was preparing to open St Michan’s for visitors. The guide discovered the head of the Crusader had been severed from its mummified body and was missing.
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