Tourist Returns ‘Cursed’ Stolen Artifacts To Pompeii After 15 Years Of Bad Luck

Tourist Returns ‘Cursed’ Stolen Artifacts To Pompeii After 15 Years Of Bad Luck

Ancient artefacts have recently been returned to the archaeological site of Pompeii in southern Italy by a Canadian woman, only identified as Nicole.

She claims to have stolen the two mosaic pieces 15 years ago during a trip to the site when she was in her early 20s.

The objects were sent to a travel agent in Pompeii, along with a letter which explained the events which had occurred after she had stolen them.

"I was young and stupid," she wrote in the letter, "I wanted to have a piece of history that nobody could have."

Nicole went on to explain that she had experienced a series of negative events which had spanned the last 15 years.

Explaining that she believed the items to be cursed, Nicole wrote, “We are good people and I don't want to pass this curse on to my family, my children or myself anymore”.

The parcel also contained a number of stones which had been stolen by another couple from Canada in 2005, along with a letter apologising for the theft.

In fact, so many artefacts have been stolen over the years that park officials have created a museum to display the returned items.

Our Archaeology of the Bay of Naples tour not only includes the well-known and impressive remains of Pompeii and the superbly preserved Herculaneum but also those lesser known, but nonetheless important sites such as the seaside villas of the wealthy at Oplontis; Stabiae, where the frescoes are amongst the most beautiful found anywhere in the world; Cumae, the first Greek colony on the Italian mainland; Baiae, a fashionable Roman seaside resort, and Pozzuoli, the main port of the early Roman Empire.

Pictured: The Temple of Hera on our Archaeology of the Bay of Naples tour

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Added: 15th October 2020

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