British parkour artist damages UNESCO World Heritage Site (8 photos + 1 video)

21 June 2024

A tourist destroyed part of a wall during a jump in the ancient Italian city of Matera. As a result of an unsuccessful trick, the parkour artist fell to the ground and injured his leg.

The footage shows the guy jumping from roof to roof and then jumping on one leg onto a narrow section of masonry. The structure cannot stand it and falls along with the parkour athlete.

The city of cave houses in the Basilicata region has been under UNESCO protection since 1993 and was inhabited back in the Paleolithic era.

Residents were gradually relocated between the 1950s and 1970s due to safety concerns.

The shocking footage was shared by choreographer Luca Tommassini, who commented: “This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. How dare you? Do you know where you are and what you are touching? Matera is not a place for parkour, this stone is probably from the times when America was discovered, or even earlier."

The victim holds his ankle and screams: “Oh, f*** no.”

The identity of the vandal has not been established, but he and his friends have a British accent. Authorities have not yet commented on the incident.

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