Oscar Wilde Tomb is All Clean [PHOTOS]

  on December 01 2011 10:33 AM

The tomb of Irish writer Oscar Wilde is no longer a place to lay kisses.

The cleaned and renovated tomb, located in Paris, was unveiled Wednesday. A glass wall has been erected around the tomb in an effort to keep it in tip-top condition.

Wilde was imprisoned for homosexuality and lost his fame and reputation by the time he was released.

Ironically, he fell to a fate similar to one mentioned in his famous play The Importance of Being Earnest. The play's protagonist tells people that his brother died in Paris due to a chill. Wilde died in Paris -- broke and severely ill -- in 1900.

Here are photos of the renovated tomb.

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The Oscar Wilde tomb is surrounded by a wall of glass to prevent future kisses. Reuters

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Side view of renovated Oscar Wilde tomb. Reuters

Oscar Wilde tomb

A rose on a tree by the Oscar Wilde tomb, which has been renovated. Reuters

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The renovated Oscar Wilde tomb, with a "before" photo next to it. Reuters

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Oscar Wilde's grandson, Merlin Holland, stands in front of his grandfather's renovated tomb in Paris. Reuters

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Actor Rupert Everett, who starred in a film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play "The Importance of Being Earnest," stands in front of the writer's renovated tomb in Paris. Reuters

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