Canadian woman returns stolen artefacts to Pompeii

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Canadian woman returns stolen artefacts to Pompeii after blaming them for years of misfortune

A Canadian woman who stole artefacts from the ruins of ancient Pompeii 15 years ago is returning them. After all, the woman, known as Nicole, claims a curse is on them. Nicole looted two mosaic tiles, an amphora and ceramics fifteen years ago, but nonetheless she does not intend to keep them for long. She is sending back a package alongside her own letter of confession.

The Canadian woman, who was in her early 20s when she visited the ruins in 2005, has shed light on the situation. She said: ‘Please, take them back, they bring bad luck’. Apparently, since the theft, she has experienced financial hardships and survived breast cancer twice.

She legitimated her act on the will to have a ‘piece of history that nobody could have’. However, the artefacts had ‘so much negative energy … linked to that land of destruction’. Nicole also wrote in her confession that she had learned her lesson and wants ‘forgiveness from God’.

‘I am now 36 and had breast cancer twice’, she said. ‘My family and I also had financial problems. We’re good people and I don’t want to pass this curse on to my family or children’. Another couple also returned stones stolen in 2005 from the site. ‘“We are sorry, please forgive us for making this terrible choice. May their souls rest in peace’.