Italy: Increase in thefts by tourists of cobblestones, ancient relics from Rome

Posted on June 25, 2012 • Filed under: Europe, Tourist Stories, Tourist Warning

Dozens of the square stones used by Romans 2,000 years ago to pave roads are ending up in passengers hand luggage. Security staff screening bags at the Italian capital’s main airports at Fiumicino and Ciampino have reported a surge in findings as x-ray scanners pick up the objects when luggage is screened and they in turn call police. On Sunday, police in Rome put on display a vast collection of the cobblestones and artefacts that they have seized from passenger luggage in the first six months of this year. Read Article

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