8.27.2005

Wax Head Of Mozart... Stolen!

WRAL.com - AP Strange News - Wax Head Of Mozart Is Stolen From Museum

"VIENNA, Austria -- Thieves snatched the wax head of life-size Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart figure from a Salzburg museum, police said Saturday.

The wax figure of the composer was on display at 'Next to Mozart,' a multimedia museum that opened last year. The wax head has an estimated value of euro15,000 (US$18,427), but museum employees told Austria Press Agency that the work was truly unique _ and appealed for its return.

'It must have happened between 8 p.m. Friday, when we closed, and today before 9 a.m.,' museum employee Elisabeth Stoeckl told APA. 'When we opened up again, Mozart's head was gone.'"