Archaelogical treasures destroyed by klutz
A British museum-goer tripped and smashed not one but two Qing vases:
Historic vases smashed in stumble
The 300-year-old Qing vases were among the best known artefacts at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
The visitor is said to have slipped on a loose shoelace and fallen down a staircase bringing the vases crashing down as he tried to steady himself.
The vases, donated in 1948, were said to hold a "significant value" and were among the best known pieces on display.
The museum declined to identify the man who had tripped.
The accident happened last Wednesday and the museum said it was a most unfortunate and regrettable accident.
Margaret Greeves, the museum's assistant director, said: "They are in very, very small pieces, but we are determined to put them back together."[BBC]
Poor guy. He'd better hope the Fitzwilliam Museum doesn't have a "Pottery Barn" policy.