American Couple Returns Roman Artifact; Italians Wonder What the Hell to Do With It.
May 7, 2009
Posted in: Lost in Translation, WTF
25 years ago, an American couple traveling in Italy snatched up a hunk of some ruins as a souvenir, and wracked with guilt, returned it decades later. “We appreciate the gesture,” Italian police were quoted as saying. “But WTF. It’s a rock. It’s not like we even realized it was gone.”*