But First, Let Me Destroy This Priceless Work Of Art
A priceless Italian statue of Hercules from the 18th Century had its marble crown shattered into pieces.
No, ISIS is not behind this. There was no devastating earthquake….
It was two tourists trying to take a selfie.
Oh, you read that right. Two tourists are in a heap of trouble and are now facing criminal charges after breaking a priceless 300-year-old work of art. The pair was allegedly climbing on the marble Statue of the Two Hercules in an effort to get a great selfie, when the crown that sits atop the sculpture came off and smashed to pieces on the ground, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
The monument, located on Piazza del Comune, a medieval square at the heart of Cremona, is one of the city’s best known symbols.
I bet this is your same reaction right now.
Hercules is said to have founded Cremona, and the statue depicted the mythological character holding the emblem of the city, which includes the now-shattered crown.
The statue was an iconic emblem of Cremona.
Experts have assessed the damage and are determining whether the statue can be repaired.
The nationalities of the tourists have not been revealed.