도난당한 로마 유적을 반환하는 관광객, '미국인이 된 것에 대해 사과한다–구멍'

도난당한 로마 유적을 반환하는 관광객, apologizes for being ‘American a--hole’

An American tourist has returned a fragment of ancient marble stolen from a trip to 로마 — along with a note apologizing for “being such an American ahole.”

The Nation Roman Museum received a bulky package this week from Atlanta, which contained the rock inscribed with the message, “To Sam, love Jess, Rome 2017” in black marker, the Guardian reported.

Along with the parcel was a letter asking for forgiveness from a visitor, who museum officials assume was a young woman named Jess.

“In 2017 she must have come to Rome, and took this fragment of marble in order to gift it to her boyfriend,” museum director Stéphane Verger told 이탈리아 사람 newspaper Il Messaggero.

“It made an impact on me precisely because she is young — she understood that she had made a mistake.”

In the letter, the woman explained that she took something that was not “rightfully mine.”

“I feel terrible for not only 훔침 this item from its rightful place but placing writing on it," 그녀가 적었다. “It was a big mistake on my part and only now, as an adult, do I realize just how thoughtless and despicable it was.”

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She said that she had tried to scrub the message off but without success — and apologized “for being such an American ahole.”

The marble had been packaged to ensure that it would arrive safely to Rome and the letter was “quite moving,” Verger said.

He said it’s possible that the woman had been inspired by a Canadian tourist who last month returned artifacts stolen from the ancient site of Pompeii claiming they were “bad luck.”

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“Who knows, Maybe she did hear about the Canadian woman,” Verger told local media. “The year 2020, decimated by the [코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19] 감염병 세계적 유행, has made people reflect, as well as moved the conscience. The fact is that three years after the theft, she returned it — it’s a very important symbolic gesture.”

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