Man Armed With Hammer Tries To Steal Original Copy Of Magna Carta

800年历史《大宪章》原件险被偷:男子锤砸展示柜当场被捕
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导读:周四晚间在英国索尔兹伯里大教堂,警方逮捕了一名45岁的男子,当时他试图从索尔兹伯里大教堂盗走《大宪章》原件。

800年历史《大宪章》原件险被偷:男子锤砸展示柜当场被捕_英语新闻

Police in Salisbury, England, have arrested a 45-year-old man they say tried to steal an original copy of the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral late Thursday.

周四晚间在英国索尔兹伯里大教堂,警方逮捕了一名45岁的男子,当时他试图从索尔兹伯里大教堂盗走《大宪章》原件。

The unnamed suspect used a hammer to smash holes in the protective glass box surrounding the 803-year-old document, but was unsuccessful in reaching the document itself.

这名嫌疑人用锤子在保护文件的玻璃展示柜砸出了孔洞,但没能拿走文件。

The Wiltshire police said the would-be thief was detained after alarms sounded and he attempted to flee.

威尔特郡警方表示,警报随后响起,这名小偷试图逃跑,但被警方成功逮捕。

“He walked out of the Chapter House and tried to leave the cathedral via our work yard and he was detained there and restrained until the police arrived,” the Very Rev. Nick Papadopoulos, the dean of Salisbury, told the BBC.

索尔兹伯里院长尼克.帕帕佐普洛斯牧师告诉BBC,“嫌犯试图通过工作人员通道逃离大教堂,但是被工作人员阻止,直到在警察赶来。”

“He had been carrying a hammer so our guys were very courageous,” said the dean.

“尽管嫌犯一直手持锤子,但我们的同事们非常勇敢,”院长说。

Only four original copies of the Magna Carta remain in existence. The cathedral bills its document as “the best preserved original manuscript” of the four. It was unharmed in the incident.

现存《大宪章》只有四份原件。索尔兹伯里大教堂的原件被称为四份手稿中“保存最完整的原稿”。它在这次事故中毫发无伤。

King John signed the Great Charter in 1215, approving basic legal principles such as equality before the law and the right to a fair trial.

约翰国王在1215年签署了《大宪章》,批准了基本的法律原则,如法律面前人人平等、每个人都享有公平审判的权利。

“At the time it was the solution to a political crisis in Medieval England,” Salisbury Cathedral say on its website, “but its importance has endured as it has become recognized as a cornerstone of liberty influencing much of the civilized world.”

索尔兹伯里大教堂在其网站上说:“当时,《大宪章》是中世纪英国政治危机的解决方案,但它的重要性一直超越于此,因为它被视为自由的基石,影响着世界上其他文明国家。”

The basic tenets of the Magna Carta inspired other major political documents including the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

《大宪章》基本原则孕育了《美国宪法》、《人权法案》和《世界人权宣言》等其他重要政治文件。

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