After more than seven decades, head of ST. Faustina statue back home in Libya

After more than seven decades, head of ST. Faustina statue back home in Libya

March 06, 2021 - 02:04
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The head of the ST. Faustina marble statue displayed in the Graz Museum of Austria is making its way back to Libya after more than seven decades. 

The sculpture which dates back to the Antonine era disappeared from its home in Libya 75 years ago, smuggled by the Nazis during World War II before ending up in the Gaz Museum.

The Libyan embassy on Thursday confirmed in a statement that it had received the artifact from the Graz Museum during an official ceremony held in the region of Styria, in the presence of the Libyan ambassador to Austria and the Austrian ambassador to Libya.

The artifact will be handed over to the Sousse Archaeological Museum in Libya, according to the Libyan embassy.