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Oscar Wilde tomb gets kiss-proof barrier


Oscar Wilde’s restored tomb has been unveiled along with its “kiss-proof” glass barrier, reports the BBC. Located in Paris, renovation work was required on the gravestone because it was simply being kissed way by literary tourists.

Wilde died of cerebral meningitis on 30 November 1900. He was initially buried in the Cimetière de Bagneux but in 1909 his remains were moved to Père Lachaise Cemetery. The tomb was designed by Sir Jacob Epstein and features a modernist angel, which “lost” its male genitalia to vandals.

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