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Goodwill find in Texas turns out to be ancient Roman bust

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Posted at 2:44 PM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 14:44:03-04

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A marble bust that a Texas woman bought for about $35 from a Goodwill store is temporarily on display at a San Antonio museum after experts determined it was a centuries-old sculpture missing from Germany since World War II.

Collector Laura Young found the ancient Roman bust in 2018 at a Goodwill store in Texas.

Experts determined that it dated to the first century B.C. or first century A.D. and was last seen in Germany.

The museum says experts believe a soldier took the sculpture and brought it to the United States.

The bust is on display until next year in San Antonio and will be returned to Germany.