A most probably American tourist who stole a handful of stones from the ancient site of the Acropolis many years ago, returned them per mail to the Greek National Tourism Organization in New York. The four small stones were put in a plastic bag and had a handwritten note in which the anonymous thief expressed remorse.
“I am sorry. I took these from a trail on the Acropolis in Greece many years ago. Please return them,” the sender wrote without giving a name.
The return of the stolen Acropolis stones was uploaded on Twitter by the director of the Greek National Tourism Organization in USA and Canada, Grigoria Kamateros.
“We are going to hand them over to the General Consulate of Greece in New York,” Kamateros wrote adding that the gesture “brought tears to my eyes.”
Just received this letter .. what was inside brought tears in my eyes #Integrity #familyvalues #honesty #corevalues
We are going to hand them over @Consulate General of Greece in New York pic.twitter.com/4GhMW1OLcn
— Grigoria Kamaterou (@GKamaterou) February 2, 2018
The mail arrived at the GNTO in New York on February 2nd 2018.