Pompeii was a city that existed more than 2,000 years ago in Italy. A volcano eruption destroyed the city. It is now a famous archaeological site that more than 2 million people visit every year. Some tourists steal artifacts from Pompeii to take back home as souvenirs. A spokesperson for the site says around 100 tourists have returned stolen artifacts over the years. What was their reason for returning them? The tourists say the items bring bad luck! A Canadian woman named Nicole recently returned five artifacts she stole from Pompeii in 2005. Nicole explained in a letter that the items caused hardships on her family, finances, and health. “We are good people and I don’t want to pass this curse on to my family, my children, or myself anymore,” Nicole wrote. “Please forgive my careless act that I did years ago.” You can see several returned artifacts and letters similar to Nicole’s at a display in Pompeii Antiquarium. Remember, stealing is never a good thing!