BERLIN — Thieves broke into a room in a museum in Dresden, Germany, on Monday that was filled with baroque treasures, stealing historical artifacts collected by Saxon kings that the authorities estimated could be worth millions of dollars.

The room at the Royal Palace, known as the Grünes Gewölbe, or Green Vault, held 3,000 individual objects, including jewels and precious objects made of gold, crystal and diamonds that were gathered by August the Strong, a 17th-century ruler of the kingdom of Saxony. It is a centerpiece of the collection held by a consortium of museums known as the Staatliche…

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