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A Woman Stole Artifacts From Ancient Pompeii, Claimed They Gave Her Cancer

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A number of ancient artifacts that had been stolen from the Italian tourist attraction, Pompeii, 15 years ago were finally returned by a tourist who illegally snatched the objects. The Canadian woman, identified only as Nicole, said that she took the items because she wanted to be the only person to have a historical figure like that.

The objects stolen were an amphora, mosaic tiles, and a piece of ceramic. 

Over the years, she realized that the items had "negative energy," as stated in the letter, mirroring the destruction of the Pompeii community. Since she took the relics, Nicole, 36, has had 2 encounters with breast cancer, which she has linked to the thefts. "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," she wore. 

She pleaded that the travel agent "take them back," and that they brought on "bad luck." Another couple from Canada had also looted similar items from the site, taking some stones back from their trip. "We took them without thinking of the pain and suffering these poor souls experienced during the eruption of Vesuvius and their terrible death,” wrote the couple, expressing their remorse and hope for forgiveness. 

Source: All That's Interesting