Stolen Pompei Fragment Returned to Police by Post

February 5 2021

Image of Stolen Pompei Fragment Returned to Police by Post


Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Italian Press have reported on a ancient stolen fragment from Pompei that was recently returned to Police by post. The anonymous note which accompanied the box says, "Fifty years ago I removed this fragment from a building. I'm ashamed of it and I return it to the owner."

The Police Superintendent Massimo Osanna gave the following statement, "Sometimes they come back. By mail, almost weekly...". The archaeological sites of Pompei have 400 security cameras in modern times to help deal with such problems.

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