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A Dutch researcher known as “the Indiana Jones of the art world” beat German and Iranian law enforcement officials to recover an ancient volume of 15th-century Persian poetry that was the subject of a decade-long search and is valued at more than $1 million.

Arthur Brand found the “Divan of Hafez,” a gold-leaf book by Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz Shirazi, considered the prince of Persian poets, in London last month, according to the Agence France-Presse.

The book went missing from the collection of a Munich-based rare books dealer in 2007.

Djafar Ghazy had amassed hundreds of valuable ancient manuscripts that mysteriously went missing after his death.

To read more on The New York Post:

https://nypost.com/2020/01/18/indiana-jones-of-the-art-world-recovers-stolen-persian-book-before-cops/

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