Charity shop find turns out to be ancient Roman bust probably taken from wartime Germany

When Laura Young bought an old bust from a charity shop in Texas four years ago, she could not have known what would follow.

For just $34.99 (£28), the white marble sculpture seemed like a good deal, so she put it on the passenger seat in her car, belted it in, and drove it home.

Ms Young is an antiques dealer and regularly visits charity shops looking for treasures, but there was something about this one that seemed different.

She told the San Antonio Express-News: “He looked Roman.

“In the sunlight, it looked like something that could be very, very special.”