Monday, 5 September 2011

Rome Monuments Attacked by Vandals

Rome's fragile art heritage is under attack by vandals, despite the installation of 1,200 security cameras in central Rome and more frequent police patrols, protecting the Italian capital's artistic treasures is proving an increasingly difficult task in an age of mass tourism and government budget cuts. Sculptures have been damaged, and buildings covered by graffiti - part of an Egyptian obelisk brought to Rome 2,000 years ago has also just been covered in graffiti. caught an American student practising his "collectors' rights" and "cultural property internationalism" by scaling a wall of the Colosseum to chip off pieces of travertine marble to take home as souvenirs.

Rome monuments attacked by vandals', 4th September 2011.

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