Two American women, aged 21 and 25 wrote their names on the Colosseum, a 2000 year old building in Rome. They used a coin to carve their names into the brick.


They then took “selfies” with the vandalism.

Other tourists saw the girls and reported them to the police. They have now been arrested and charged with “aggravated damage of a building of historical interest”.

The women have said sorry for their action and that they did not realise how “serious” the crime was. They thought it was a bit of fun.

Vocabulary: coin (n), to carve (v), brick (n), selfie (n), vandalism (n), to report someone to the police (v), to charge someone with (v) aggravated (adj), damage (n+v).

Story and Photo: The Metro