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

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    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?

    http://www.thelocal.it/20140916/american-tourists-caught-with-pompeii-relic

    Link to photos and original story (in Italian) here: http://www.ilmattino.it/PRIMOPIANO/...9-aeroporto-di-fiumicino/notizie/905261.shtml
     

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  3. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    Gee, how classy...
     
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    hambirg New Member

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    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. :confused:
     
  5. newone

    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

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    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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