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Italy: Tourist fined 20,000 euros for damaging Rome's Colosseum

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Italy: Tourist fined 20,000 euros for damaging Rome's Colosseum

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Restoration work is underway at Rome’s Colosseum after a Russian tourist carved a 25 centimetre high ‘K’ onto a wall of the amphitheatre.

The 42-year-old was given a whopping 20,000 euro fine and a four month suspended prison sentence after being caught red-handed.

It is hoped the penalty will deter future vandals after a number of incidents this year at the world-famous ancient site, which attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists.