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

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

 
 

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