It’s never too late to right your wrongs, even if your wrong involves stealing and defacing a piece of history. The National Roman Museum recently received a package from an American tourist, enclosing a piece of stolen marble from ancient ruins and accompanied by a note.
The letter, written by a remorseful tourist from Atlanta, said, “Please forgive me for being such an American a-hole. I took something that was not mine to take. I feel terrible for not only having taken this item from its rightful place, but having written on it as well. I spent hours trying to remove the writing, but without success.” Scribbled on the rock were the words “To Sam. Love Jess. Rome, 2017.”