Pain in the ash: thief just wants rid of ‘cursed’ Pompeii relics

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Pain in the ash: thief just wants rid of ‘cursed’ Pompeii relics

The pilferer, who has had breast cancer twice, says the pieces harbour ‘lots of negative energy’

Giada Zampano

A package containing artefacts stolen from the ancient site of Pompeii was delivered to a nearby travel agent with a letter saying they were “cursed”.

The letter, written in English by a Canadian woman, said the relics were stolen in 2005, during a visit to the archaeological site in southern Italy.

“Take them back, please, they bring bad luck,” the woman, named Nicole, wrote...

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