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18th Century Statue Destroyed By A Tourist Taking A Picture In Lisbon Museum
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18th Century Statue Destroyed By A Tourist Taking A Picture In Lisbon Museum

If you hated selfies before, you’re going to go a step beyond hate after you hear about this tourist, who knocked over and destroyed an 18th-century statue while trying to snap a photo of himself.

The statue I’m talking about is the one of Saint Michael that was stationed at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon. During the free-entrance-Sunday, a Brazilian tourist was trying to snap a selfie and as he was backing off, he knocked the sculpture to the ground, shattering it beyond repair.

Nuno Miguel Rodrigues was on the scene when it happened and managed to snap a photo that quickly went viral on Facebook. The deputy director of the museum Jose Alberto Seabra Carvalho said: “I’ve been working in the museum for many years and cannot recall anything similar happening.

The identity of the Brazillian tourist is being kept from public as the investigation is still ongoing.

Update: Thanks to our awesome readers, who’ve uncovered the factual mistakes in the article! The photographer wasn’t actually taking a selfie, according to the witnesses he was backing down to take a picture of something else and hit the statue. The museum staff is saying that the restoration is going to be a difficult one, but it should be successful.

(h/t: demilkeddailymail)

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Kjorn
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5 years ago

i hate selfies. people are so addicted to likes on Facebook, it's just mental illness

G.
Community Member
5 years ago

I support you, but I think social networks have the same function than years ago that is connect people, the problem is how ppl use them, the culture.

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Quant
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5 years ago

I wish plague and pestilence on all of the idiot selfie takers in museums... I see you assholes everywhere! At this point I don't care anymore if you walk into a road and get killed by a bus, just don't destroy our heritage, in fact I'd like to help you onto the road...

Tiny Dynamine
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5 years ago

I wonder what an over-opinionated person thinks though...

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Bradley Wester
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5 years ago

That's not Acceptable! These types of things should never happen! Better security needs too be implemented unfortunately!

Nayr Sihtam
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5 years ago

And just what kind of security do you propose? One guard per visitor ro physically catch any idiot who stumbles trying to take a selfie? Security and this situation have nothing to do with eachother

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Kjorn
Community Member
5 years ago

i hate selfies. people are so addicted to likes on Facebook, it's just mental illness

G.
Community Member
5 years ago

I support you, but I think social networks have the same function than years ago that is connect people, the problem is how ppl use them, the culture.

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Quant
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish plague and pestilence on all of the idiot selfie takers in museums... I see you assholes everywhere! At this point I don't care anymore if you walk into a road and get killed by a bus, just don't destroy our heritage, in fact I'd like to help you onto the road...

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
5 years ago

I wonder what an over-opinionated person thinks though...

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Bradley Wester
Community Member
5 years ago

That's not Acceptable! These types of things should never happen! Better security needs too be implemented unfortunately!

Nayr Sihtam
Community Member
5 years ago

And just what kind of security do you propose? One guard per visitor ro physically catch any idiot who stumbles trying to take a selfie? Security and this situation have nothing to do with eachother

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