Friday 16 October 2015

News: Pompeii thieves claim relics are cursed

graet story circulating in Italian and English at the moment. Here is one version from The Local:
Pompeii thieves claim relics are cursed
Tourists who have stolen relics from Pompeii often send back their loot, with some claiming the artefacts are cursed, according to the site's archaeological superintendent Massimo Osanna.

In recent years, the site has received around a hundred packages returning stolen relics, which are often accompanied by letters explaining that the items have brought the thieves nothing but bad luck.

“They write that the stolen pieces have brought them nothing but trouble,” Osanna told Corriere Della Sera.

“They say they can trace back all their family troubles to their theft at Pompeii."
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