Vandals daub paint on Rome museum

Vandals have splashed red and green paint onto the back wall of the controversial modern museum, the Ara Pacis, in Rome.

They also left a toilet outside and several rolls of toilet paper.

The museum, designed by the American architect Richard Meier, was opened in 2006 to house a 2,000-year-old carved marble altar of the Emperor Augustus.

Many criticised the building, in Rome's historic centre, as too modern, too large, and out of character.

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