The Museum Island site in Berlin has come under what is described as the largest attack of its kind on artifacts and artifacts in Germany’s post-war history.
The island includes five famous museums, and is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Center.
At least 70 museum items were sprayed with an oily liquid. It took more than two weeks for the attack, which occurred on the third of October, which coincides with the Day of German Unity, to become clear.
German reports speculate that supporters of far-right conspiracy theories were involved in the attack.
Attila Heldman, who has promoted conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 epidemic, has claimed that one of the island’s museums is the “Devil’s Throne” – referring to the Pergamon Altar Museum.
What do we know about the attack?
Berlin’s criminal police released details of the attack late Tuesday, at least 17 days after an unknown person targeted an Egyptian stone sarcophagus, a number of statues, as well as 19th-century artworks.
It is not known why the attack was kept secret. The news of its occurrence was not confirmed until after investigations reported by local media outlets to the police.
These outlets said that other museums in the country had not been notified that there was a potential danger.
Police said they had investigated the attack but had not made it public for strategic reasons.
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Dozens of artifacts and artifacts were sprayed with an oily liquid, which caused damage and left visible marks on them.
A worker in one of those museums told local media that most of the damage is superficial, and some even require the help of a scout to see it.
Among the museums that were attacked: the Pergamon Museum, which contains the famous Pergamon Altar, which was built by King Eumenes II in the second century BC.
The attack affected pieces of art in the new Berlin Museum, which contains a bust of the Pharaonic Queen Nefertiti.
Museum Island has been attacked in the past. In March 2017, a giant gold coin valued at $ 4 million was stolen from the Bode Museum.
In February, two people and one of the museum’s bodyguards received a prison sentence for stealing the gold coin bearing the image of Queen Elizabeth II, which has not yet been returned.
What was the motive behind the attack on museums?
It was not immediately clear what prompted the attack to coincide with the anniversary of the German Confederation.
But German media are highlighting messages sent by Attila Heldmann on social media, which include allegations about what he describes as the dark practices surrounding the Great Temple of Pergamon. It is reported that the Pergamon Museum itself was intended to be the seat of this important monument.
And last June, Heldman spoke to supporters from the stairs of the Old National Museum.
Last August, during the closure of the Pergamon Museum due to the Corona virus, Heldman described the Pergamon Temple as “a stronghold of international Satanists and Corona criminals.”