Two men from Walsall are due to be sentenced later, after being convicted of conspiracy to burgle Durham University's Oriental Museum.
Chinese artefacts from the Qing Dynasty - a solid jade bowl and a porcelain figure - worth £2 million were stolen from the museum on Maundy Thursday, April 5 2012.
The items were later recovered in a field on the outskirts of the city.
Lee Wildman, alias Jason Green, 35, and Adrian Stanton, 32, will be sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court, along with four other defendants for lesser offences.
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