Monday, September 12, 2011

Egyptian obelisk amongst Rome monuments vandalised

BBC News (David Willey)

Three historic monuments have been attacked by vandals in the Italian capital, Rome.

In the first attack, a man was caught on security cameras chipping two pieces off a marble statue on a fountain in the Piazza Navona.

Hours later tourists watched as a man threw a rock at the famous Trevi Fountain in the centre of the city.

Police then said they caught an American student scaling a wall of the Colosseum to chip off pieces of marble. . . .

Part of an Egyptian obelisk brought to Rome 2,000 years ago has just been covered in graffiti.

1 comment:

Stuart Tyler said...

That made for very frustrating reading. Lets hope those responsible are correctly punished.