mercoledì 4 giugno 2014

Tourist arrested for stealing Pompeii mosaic pieces

Georgian, 34, caught removing tesserae at restored domus

(ANSA) - Naples, June 4 - A Georgian tourist was arrested Wednesday for trying to steal pieces of a mosaic at Pompeii. Manuchar Cublashvili, 34, was caught trying to remove three small tesserae from the domus of Triptolemus, reopened April 17 after a long restoration. Cublashvili tried to escape when Carabinieri spotted him, dropping two of the pieces and hiding the other in his pocket, but was stopped. The three pieces were recovered.

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