Wednesday, August 7, 2013

American tourist snaps off finger to 600-year-old Italian statue, says he was trying to measure it

A Missouri man cracked off the pinky of a medieval work housed at Florence's Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. The tourist apologized and was described as 'very disappointed.' No word on how much it will cost to replace the digit.

Museum officials say the tourist is lucky that the finger wasn't part of the original statue. 

An American tourist was reportedly measuring the estimated 600-year-old statue's pinky finger when he broke it off.

An American tourist has sparked outrage overseas not for giving the finger but for accidentally taking one from a 600-year-old Italian statue.

An unidentified tourist at Florence's Museo dell'Opera del Duomo snapped off the pinky finger of a statue dating to the late 14th or early 15th century by medieval sculptor Giovanni D'Ambrogio, museum officials confirmed.

For the rest of the story: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/tourist-snaps-600-year-old-statue-finger-article-1.1418763?localLinksEnabled=false

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