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Tourist destroys 18th century statue at Lisbon museum while taking selfies


A 400-year-old statue broke into pieces after it was knocked down by a tourist trying to click selfies with it. The incident occurred at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon, Portugal.

A Brazilian tourist while trying to take a selfie had staggered backwards into the statue of Saint Michael that stood on a pedestal in one of the museum’s chambers. The sculpture smashed into many pieces after it hit the floor. Nuno Miguel Rodrigues, an eye-witness, clicked a photo of the shattered sculpture and shared it on Facebook.

Experts have declared that the damage done to the statue cannot be repaired. In the past, the museum’s director, Antonio Filipe Pimental, had warned in September that the museum was understaffed, according to the .

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