The Biggest Art Restoration Screw-Ups Of All Time

It's Monkey Jesus all over again.

Someone set out to restore a historical artifact, and ended up finger painting a sleep paralysis demon. Bartolome Esteban Murillo's Immaculate Conception is the newest inductee into The Botched Art Hall of Fame.

Check it out below, and take a stroll through the hallowed halls of the all-time biggest artistic and architectural f*-ups.

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Immaculate Conception NEW INDUCTEE ORIGINAL RESTORATION Spain Furniture restorers wiped the pious smile right off the Virgin Mary's face, and then triSource

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The statue of Santa Barbara ORIGINAL RESTORATION Santa Cruz da Barra Chapel, Brazil- ca. 1800 It looks like she knows what they've done to her. One lo

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Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus ORIGINAL RESTORATION Sudbury, Canada ca, 1950 People kept stealing baby Jesus' head, SO a local artist stepped in and offer

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Ocakli Ada Castle ORIGINAL RESTORATION Sile, Turkey- ca. 100 The town that planned this restoration stands by their decision to turn a historical trea

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The statue of Saint George ORIGINAL RESTORATION Navarre, Spain- ca. 16th century A local teacher painted this statue of Saint George, who looks like h

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Statues of Mars and Venus ORIGINAL RESTORATION Italy - ca. 175 AD In having these statues restored, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi took creative lib

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Castle of Matrera ORIGINAL RESTORATION Villamartin, Spain - ca. 9th century Architects were legally obligated to make it clear which portions of this

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Mask of Tutankhamun ORIGINAL RESTORATION Cairo, Egypt ca 1324 BC After a Museum of Cairo employee dropped the mask, her husband just went ahead and su

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The Great Wall of China ORIGINAL RESTORATION In 2016, over a mile of the wall was repaired by filling in the walkways and crenellations with lime an

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Ecce Homo ORIGINAL RESTORATION Borja, Spain - ca. 1930 You know the story: a sweet old lady ruined a painting and became a laughingstock. But there's

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Tree of Fertility ORIGINAL RESTORATION ? ? ? Massa Marittima, Italy ca. 1265 In 2011, a restoration service is believed to have purposely castrated th

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