600-year-old pirate skull stolen
Published 23/01/2010 | 08:58
A 600-year-old skull believed to be that of a legendary German pirate has been stolen from a museum.
Klaus Stoertebeker is believed to have been beheaded in 1400 in Hamburg, together with 30 of his followers. The heads were nailed on pillars at the entrance of the harbour to deter other would-be pirates.
The skull was stolen from the Museum for Hamburg History which is offering a reward for its return.