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Inside Story of $8 Million Heist from the Carnegie Library

Precious maps, books and artworks vanished from the Pittsburgh archive over the course of 25 years.

“Like nuclear power plants and sensitive computer networks, the safest rare book collections are protected by what is known as “defense in depth”—a series of small, overlapping measures designed to thwart a thief who might be able to overcome a single deterrent.”

This rare book room was supposed to be the state of the art. So, what happened?

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