An American tourist smashed to pieces two ancient Roman sculptures at the Vatican. The incident occurred at the Chiaramonti Museum, part of the Vatican Museums.
The museum has about 1,000 works of ancient sculpture and one of the finest collections of Roman portraits in the world.
Two of them now face an uncertain future after a tourist knocked them over in anger while fleeing the scene.
According to Il Messaggero newspaper, the man demanded to see the pope. When he was told he couldn't, he threw one Roman bust to the floor. Running away, he knocked down another.
Two works of art were taken to an inside workshop for evaluation.