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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

BBC: A 14th-Century statue in the Italian city of Florence has lost a finger after it was handled by an American tourist.

A security guard saw the man touching the statue and tried to stop him but was too late to avert the damage.

The sculpture, believed to be the work of Giovanni d'Ambrogio, was on view at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

 

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