Restored in Bornos (Cádiz) the Roman bust of Antonia Minor that was stolen in 2010

The Spanish Civil Guard and the Ministry of Culture and Sports have delivered today to the Bornos Town Hall the Roman head of Antonia Minor, a bust dating from the 1st century and which was stolen in 2010 from its exhibition space in the town of Cadiz.

The event, which took place in the plenary hall of the Bornos Town Hall, was attended by the mayor of the Cadiz town, representatives of the Civil Guard and the general director of Cultural Heritage and Fine Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Sports . In addition, the professor of Archeology at the University of Seville, José Beltrán Fortes, has been present, who recognized the piece, after a decade missing, in an exhibition at the Munich Glyptotheque (Germany) and notified the Civil Guard and the Spanish authorities to undertake the necessary actions for their recovery.

Thus began a long investigation coordinated by the Historical Heritage Section of the Central Operational Unit (UCO), of the Civil Guard and in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sports. After various negotiations with the German cultural and police authorities, the bust was voluntarily handed over to the Bavarian Criminal Police and, finally, returned to the Spanish authorities at the Spanish Consulate in Munich in 2020.