Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The tourist posed with historical artifacts at a museum in the city of Possagno during a visit to Italy, causing the 200-year-old plaster statue's toes to break.
In the incident, which was also confirmed on the museum's security cameras, an Austrian tourist is seen posing with historical artifacts. Posing with the work while another person next to him took photographs, the tourist broke the toes of a plaster replica made in 1804 by Paolina Bonaparte, the original of which was found in Rome.
The Australian tourist, who noticed his toes were broken after posing, continued his museum stroll. The tourist, whom police later identified, told authorities about the situation on August 4. It is not yet known if a trial will be held against the suspected tourist.