Tourist Returns Stolen Items to Pompeii Citing 'Negative Energy'

  • October 12, 2020 14:48

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A tourist from Canada who took five artifacts from Pompeii 15 years ago has returned the items after blaming them for bad luck.

The woman mailed two white mosaic tiles, two pieces of amphora vase and a piece of ceramic wall to the Archaeological Park of Pompeii along with a note explaining her decision, according to CNN.

"I wanted to have a piece of history that couldn't be bought," she wrote, noting that her life has been plagued with hardships since the theft in 2005.

"I took a piece of history captured in a time with so much negative energy attached to it," she wrote. "People died in such a horrible way and I took tiles related to that kind of destruction."

"We are good people and I don't want to pass this curse on to my family, my children or myself anymore," she wrote. "Please forgive my careless act that I did years ago."

The site, which was covered by volcanic ash after Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, displays some letters and items from people who have returned stolen artifacts, often claiming "bad luck" tied to the theft.

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