Man nabbed for carving message in Roman Forum stone

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A Colombian man was arrested Tuesday for carving a message into a marble capital in the Roman Forum in Rome.

Man nabbed for carving message in Roman Forum stone
View of the Roman Forum [Credit: Gray Line I love Rome]



When police stopped him, he had carved the name “Lulu” onto the top of the stone pillar and was about to add “I love you”, police said.

He has been cautioned for damaging Italy’s artistic and archaeological heritage.

Source: ANSA [September 13, 2018]

2 COMMENTS

  1. They should have jailed or heavily fined him. Vandalism of this sort will eventually destroy the artifacts which are much more important than the convenience of one tourist idiot, and are vulnerable for all time.