Tourist Accidentally Destroys an 18th Century Statue While Taking a Picture

Oops! An 18th century statue of Saint Michael at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon was destroyed when a tourist accidentally knocked it over while trying to take a picture. While reports first claimed that the man was attempting to take a selfie, it now seems like he was trying to take a picture of something else when he backed into the statue and knocked it right off its base.

Though it will be a tough job, experts say that they hope to be able to successfully repair the piece.

The image above is what the statue looked like originally. Below is the statue after the accident…

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