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Tourist Breaks Priceless 14th Century Statue

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:47 PM

A hapless US tourist could face a hefty fine after breaking off a finger from a 14th century statue in a Florence museum.

The unnamed American was reportedly attempting to measure the finger from the Vergine e all'Angelo Annunciatore (Virgin and the angel announcer) when part of its little finger broke off.

http://news.sky.com/...riceless-statue

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:09 PM

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:13 PM

My fellow Americans: Please stop touching stuff in other countries! They are clearly not built to withstand our sausage fingered sasquatch hands!

I reject your reality, and substitute my own! Mostly because yours is boring as hell.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:48 PM

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:26 PM

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:29 AM

I've never been around the world to view such artifacts, but it surprises me that someone could get that close.

Not saying they should all be encased with a plexiglass box, but a velvet-type rope to indicate "stand-off" should be standard.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:30 AM

Clearly, they shoulda broke his finger off too

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:32 AM

On a brighter note, at dinner parties one could say "Oh yes, I sponsored the restoration of Giovanni d'Ambrogio's Vergine e all'Angelo Annunciatore...


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:58 AM

I think they should skip the fine and just put a mugshot of the tourist at the entrance of the museum along with the notice, "Please don't touch the exhibits. This idiot actually broke one of them."


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:20 AM

Allowing anyone to get close enough to touch a priceless artifact is just irresponsible.  Stuff happens on the best of days and with tourists - especially US tourists - anything is possible.  A habit I learned in pain in my childhood was sticking my hands DEEP into my pockets when around things I could not afford to break ;)

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 01:41 PM

Why was he measuring the finger anyway??? Pfft...

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:11 PM

The good news is that the broken hand was not part of the original statue and had been restored years earlier.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:32 PM

View PostRockabyeBillie, on 07 August 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

Why was he measuring the finger anyway??? Pfft...

Probably curious as to the finger length/ member length theory

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:07 PM

View PostSkepticalB, on 07 August 2013 - 03:32 PM, said:

Probably curious as to the finger length/ member length theory
hmmmm i doubt that, and i thought it was foot length and member legnth

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:12 PM

I didn't say it was a good theory

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