70 artworks are damaged in mysterious 'hushed up' attack at German museum

70 artworks are damaged in mysterious 'hushed up' attack at German museum linked to bizarre conspiracy theory about 'global satanic paedophile cult that sacrifices humans' Three institutions on Berlin's UNESCO-listed Museum Island were targeted  'Oily liquid' that left behind visible stains was used during the attack, police said But the episode was kept quiet by authorities for more than two weeks It comes after political activist spread conspiracy theories about the museums

By Raven Saunt For Mailonline and Afp

Published: 12:50 BST, 21 October 2020 | Updated: 14:23 BST, 21 October 2020

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Vandals have damaged more than 70 artworks and artifacts at some of Berlin's most renowned museums in a targeted attack that was kept quiet by authorities for more than two weeks.

Paintings, stone sculptures and sarcophagi at three institutions on the German capital's UNESCO-listed Museum Island were sprayed with an 'oily liquid' which left visible stains, Berlin police have said.

The Pergamon Museum, Neues Museum and Alte Nationalgalerie were all targeted with local media calling the episode 'one of the biggest attacks on art and antiquities in German post-war history'.

It comes just weeks after a political activist spread outlandish conspiracy theories about the institutions and branded the Pergamon as the centre of a 'global satanist and corona criminal scene' where 'they sacrifice humans at night and abuse children'. 

Paintings, stone sculptures and sarcophagi at three institutions on the German capital's UNESCO-listed Museum Island were sprayed with an 'oily liquid' which left visible stains (damaged sarcophagus of Prophet Ahmose at the Neues Museum pictured)

Paintings, stone sculptures and sarcophagi at three institutions on the German capital's UNESCO-listed Museum Island were sprayed with an 'oily liquid' which left visible stains (damaged sarcophagus of Prophet Ahmose at the Neues Museum pictured)

Local media calling the episode 'one of the biggest attacks on art and antiquities in German post-war history' (residual stains on thh sarcophagus pictured)

Local media calling the episode 'one of the biggest attacks on art and antiquities in German post-war history' (residual stains on thh sarcophagus pictured)

Friederike Seyfried, director of the Neues Museum, points to the damage caused by an 'oily liquid' leaving visible stains on the Egyptian exhibits

Friederike Seyfried, director of the Neues Museum, points to the damage caused by an 'oily liquid' leaving visible stains on the Egyptian exhibits

Police believe the vandalism (pictured on a pillar at the Neues Museum) occurred on October 3, Germany Unity Day, during opening hours at the museums

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