Friday, November 28, 2014

When in Rome, Refrain from Carving Your Initials into Ancient Buildings

A 42-year-old Russian tourist visiting Rome was arrested and fined €20,000 (~$25,000) for carving a “K” nearly 10 inches tall into a wall inside the Colosseum, the first century CE amphitheater. The man was spotted by a guard, turned over to police, and given a suspended prison sentence of four months in addition to the fine