At the beginning of this month, one or more art vandals damaged at least seventy objects in Berlin museums, the German police said on Tuesday Die Zeit and Deutschlandfunk know.
This is one of the largest series of destruction of art objects in Germany since the end of the Second World War, the media report.
Egyptian sarcophagi, sculptures and paintings from the nineteenth century, among others, have been sprayed with an oily substance. The stuff has left stains on the objects.
The Pergamon Museum, Neuen Museum and Alte Nationalgalerie, among others, have been hit. According to Die Zeit other museums have not been informed about the vandalism. It is not clear why that did not happen.
It is not clear who is behind the attacks. Die Zeit reports that conspiracy ideologist Attila Hildmann wrote on social media in August and September that the “throne of Satan” is in the Pergamon Museum. He called the museum the center of the “worldwide Satanist scene and corona criminals.”