Roman Bust Stolen from Church in Spain Resurfaces

Posted on July 29, 2013


Screen Shot 2013-07-29 at 12.26.06 PMThe Art Newspaper reports —

A fourth century bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, stolen from a small church in the north west of Spain, has been recovered by the Guardia Civil, Spain’s national police force has announced. Six people have been detained after an operation that focused on Seville in the south. Climbing equipment and rope had been found after the robbery in February when the bust disappeared from the bell tower of the Church of San Pedro, Quintana del Marco, a town in the province of León.

Two people have been arrested for involvement with the theft. Read the full story here: Stolen bust of Roman emperor turned Christian saint recovered in Spain