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  1. #1
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    Oct 2012
    Heart of Europe

    US tourists try taking 66lbs of Pompeii ruins home with them

    Two American tourists have been caught in Italy with a couple of 66lb lumps of ancient masonry in their luggage, stolen from the ruins of Pompeii.

    Authorities discovered the ancient artefact as the pair - who haven't been named - were about to fly back to the US. They now face charges of appropriation of state heritage.

    To add insult to injury, it looks like they wrapped them in a map of Pompeii too - and maybe even helpfully (for police) marked where they took them from too?


    Link to photos and original story (in Italian) here: http://www.ilmattino.it/PRIMOPIANO/C...e/905261.shtml
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  2. #2
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    Feb 2010
    Gee, how classy...
    Just my opinion, of course.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2011
    What the heck did they plan to do with them? I don't get it, because honestly they just look like something you could find at any old demolition site.
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  4. #4
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    Sep 2009
    land of most amazing sunsets
    Oh I do hope their photos, full names and home towns will be published. Folks back home must be sooooo proud.
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