A tourist drops a statue at the National Museum of Ancient Art
Tourists should not forget about the safety rules when wishing to take the perfect photograph
On November 6th 2015, Sunday, a Brazilian tourist accidently broke an 18th-century wooden statue at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon. As he stepped back to take a photograph, the visitor accidentally touched the statue and caused it to fall, leaving it to shreds. This incident occurred in the new 3rd Floor of the Museum, the Portuguese Sculpture Gallery.
Despite the damage, no one was hurt and the Ministry ensures that the damage to the statue is reversible. This situation occurred on the first Sunday of the month, which has free admission for visitors. One of the museum's guards warned the tourist not to step back, but he did not hear him at that moment.
It can be recalled that in May of 2016, a tourist was taken to the Portuguese court after having destroyed the statue of Dom Sebastião that was on the Rossio Station. The 24-year-old boy climbed the statue to take a "selfie" and eventually caused the 126 year-old statue to fall.
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