Canadian student stopped after stealing rock from Colosseum

IMG class=hide alt=”Canadian student stopped after stealing rock from Colosseum” src=”” (ANSA) – Rome, March 17 – Police stopped a 15-year-old Canadian tourist who was caught on video stealing a piece of Rome’s iconic Colosseum and tucking it into his backpack. PThe boy, who was on a school trip, reportedly wanted a souvenir of the 1,900-year-old Flavian Amphitheatre, which has frequently been the victim of souvenir-hunters who all want a piece of history./PPPolice said that in the youth’s backpack, they also found a piece of ceramic which appeared to be quite old./PPGerman tourists have twice made the news when they have been caught with pieces of rock – in one case, a 9-kg chunk – from Ancient Rome monuments./PPAnd an American couple once returned a piece of rock they had hacked off the Colosseum 25 years earlier because they felt guilty about the damage souvenir-hunters can inflict./PP”Over the years, I started thinking that if all the visitors to that beautiful monument took a piece of it away with them nothing would be left standing,” said one./P
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