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Now, you can be fined Euro 20,000 for vandalising the Roman Colosseum

Now, you can be fined Euro 20,000 for vandalising the Roman Colosseum
A Russian tourist has been fined 20,000 euro (£16,000) and handed a four-year suspended sentence for carving a giant letter ‘K’ into the walls of one of Italy’s most prized ancient Roman landmarks.

The 42-year-old tourist was using a pointed stone to scratch the 10-inch-tall letter onto a wall of the Colosseum when a guard caught him. found him defacing the structure.

The Colosseum’ is the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, and believed to be the largest amphitheatre in the world, also believed to be the biggest globally.

Its head of administration, Mariarosaria Barbera, reportedly said the man had ‘caused significant damage’ to the Colosseum, and accused him of having ‘ruined the covering part of the amphitheatre’. This is the fifth incident of vandalism by foreign tourists at the Colosseum this year.
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