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The 'Sympathiques', L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic ArtThe 'Sympathiques', L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art

We're looking for some antique clocks and watches worth millions of dollars. They were stolen in 1983 from the L.A. Mayer Memorial Museum for Islamic Art.

To crack the case --- we just want you to name the city that's home to this art museum.

A gold and rock crystal pocket: watch made for the French queen Marie Antoinette by the famed watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, one of the items returned after Israeli police detectives have cracked a legendary clock heist at a Jerusalem museum after a 25-year search.A gold and rock crystal pocket: watch made for the French queen Marie Antoinette by the famed watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, one of the items returned after Israeli police detectives have cracked a legendary clock heist at a Jerusalem museum after a 25-year search.

The burglar (a skinny burglar) managed to squeeze through security bars, break in, then disappear for 25 years.

"He was very clever and sophisticated and took only the very best pieces. It was a one man job." (Director, L.A. Mayer Memorial Museum)

An 18th century rock crystal pocket-watch -- handmade for the French Queen Marie Antoinette disappeared into the night. Detectives call it the Mona Lisa of clocks. For 25 years, there was no trace of it -- or the burglar.

Now, Israeli police say they've solved the legendary clock heist.

A pistol-shaped clock: made by the Rochat Brothers in the early 19th century that disappeared from the L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art in 1983, and is now recovered.A pistol-shaped clock: made by the Rochat Brothers in the early 19th century that disappeared from the L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art in 1983, and is now recovered.

We'll tell you who masterminded the theft and where it took place -- when we reveal the answer...

Time is up on today's Geo Quiz. Time is also up on what authorities are calling the Great Clock Heist.

Jerusalem is the answer.

25 years ago a thief stole 106 museum clocks and watches worth millions. Now Israeli police have announced they've cracked the great clock heist. A team of detectives will set out for several European countries in an effort to locate the safety-deposit boxes where they believe the remaining clocks will be found. Meanwhile the museum will exhibit the recovered clocks in an exhibit this coming January.

Listen to our interview with Rachel Hasson, artistic director of the L.A. Mayer Memorial Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem.

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