Thieves attempt to steal Sigmund Freud's ashes
January 16 , 2014
Burglars failed in their attempt to steal Sigmund Freud's ashes from a crematorium in London and police are currently on a hunt for them.
Authorities mentioned that the Greek urn containing the ashes was damaged due to the attempt but it has now been moved to a more secure location.
The urn at the Golders Green, which had been on display for public, dates back to 300BC. Freud's wife Martha died at the age of 90 in 1951 and her ashes were added as well.
"Even leaving aside the financial value of the irreplaceable urn, and the historical significance of to whom it related, the fact that someone set out to take an object knowing it contained the last remains of a person defies belief," detective constable Daniel Candler said.