Falling museum visitor grabs at, smashes ancient Greek vase

May 27, 2015 3:56 PM

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Falling museum visitor grabs at, smashes ancient Greek vase

Greece's culture ministry says a millennia-old pottery vase in a southern museum has been damaged after a visitor who lost her balance tried to hold onto the exhibit and crashed down with it.

A ministry statement says the prehistoric, Minoan-era vase, which had been broken in antiquity and restored after excavation, is being repaired and should be back on display on Friday.

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