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Treasure hunters have been urged not to dig up the cobbled streets of Ghent in Belgium after an armchair detective claimed to have cracked a code revealing the location of a stolen masterpiece.

Lamgods openThe Just Judges panel, bottom left, of the Ghent Altarpiece was stolen in 1934 and replaced with a copy in the 1950s

Engineer Gino Marchal announced on Friday he had solved a riddle, left by the thief, behind the disappearance of one of the 12 panels of the 15th century painting Adoration of the Mystic Lamb in 1934.

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