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Tourist breaks 2,000 year old sculptures in Vatican Museums


A tourist threw two 2,000 year old Roman busts to the ground in the Vatican Museums.

It is unclear how the man was able to throw these sculptures down as they are normally anchored to their platforms. However, a tour guide was able to prevent him from destroying a third.

The man broke the busts after being denied an audience with the Pope. He is now detained under the Italian authorities. 

The two busts are part of the Chiaramonti Museum, which collects Roman portraits and is named after Pope Pius VII.


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