Agents Recover Stolen 500-Year-Old Copy of Columbus Letter

Federal agents in Delaware have recovered a more than 500-year-old copy of a letter penned by Christopher Columbus that vanished from an Italian library decades ago.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal agents in Delaware have recovered a more than 500-year-old copy of a letter penned by Christopher Columbus that vanished from an Italian library decades ago. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware and Homeland Security investigators, who specialize in the recovery of stolen rare books and historic artifacts, announced the find. The letter is one of a few dozen authentic, reprinted copies of Columbus’ original letter, which was handwritten in Spanish…

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