Tourists damage the Colosseum - level 2

Tourists damage the Colosseum - level 2

17-03-2015 07:00

Two American tourists in Rome were visiting the Colosseum. The girls, aged 21 and 25, scratched their initials "J" and "N" into the ancient walls and then took a selfie. Police officers noticed the girls’ behaviour and stepped in.

The 2,000-year-old area is one of Rome’s most popular attractions. Millions of tourists visit it every year. Sadly, some damage it. The girls weren’t the first ones to do this. A Russian tourist scratched an initial into a wall of the Colosseum last year. He had to pay 20,000 euros for this.

Difficult words: initial (the first letter of a name), ancient (very old), step in (to do something about something).

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