Man Destroys 126-Year-Old Statue After Trying To Take A Selfie With It

A man who tried to take a selfie has destroyed a statue of a 16th century Portugese king that had been in position for over 126 years.

The art sculpture fell to the ground and shattered after the culprit had climbed onto its pedestal.

He tried to flee the scene but police officers caught him and he will appear in court at a later date.

The Dom Sebastiao statue was completed in 1890 and is part of a protected monument, which shows the king wielding a sword.


The statue was destroyed after the man had climbed it’s pedestal to take a selfie. 

It sat between two horseshoe-shaped arches at the entrance to the Rossio railway station in central Lisbon.

Dom Sebastiao, who ruled between 1557 and 1578, is a tragic figure in Portuguese history.

He died in battle at the age of 24 during a crusade of his own making in Morocco.

His body was never properly identified, giving rise to a legend that the king would one day return to claim his throne and save Portugal in times of trouble.

{Source: The Sun]

By: Lincoln Kyle September


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