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ancient city of Pompeii near Naples, Italy, receives hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. It is one of Italy's top tourist destinations. Most tourists leave 2,000-year-old site with happy memories, photos and souvenirs. However, some visitors take more. They take historic relics from city – things like small statues, stones or mosaic tiles. However, many of these people are now regretting their actions. They say relics are cursed and have filled their lives with bad luck since bringing them home. senior official at Pompeii said he has had hundreds of packages from across world from people returning what they had taken. Many people apologised and wrote stories about their bad luck.

senior official, Massimo Osanna, told reporters about some of stories he had received. One man from Latin America explained that his life was full of traumas after he got home from Italy with small tile he had put in his pocket. person from Spain returned five packages containing stolen items, including bronze statue that went missing in 1987. writer complained that statue had put, " curse on his entire family". Mr Osanna is thinking about setting up exhibition of all letters he has received. He explained that letters might be more interesting than relics. He said: "It's not that stolen pieces are highly interesting or valuable. It's more letters."

 
 

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