A remorseful culprit, possibly an American tourist, send an envelope with a sealed plastic bag to the Greek National Tourism Organization in New along with an apology note.
The bag contained four small stones which appear to have been removed from the ancient site of the Acropolis many years ago.
“I am sorry. I took these from a trail on the Acropolis in Greece many years ago. Please return them,” the anonymous handwritten note said.
The incident was made known via Twitter by the director of the Greek National Tourism Organization in USA and Canada, Grigoria Kamateros who in an emotional post said that the stones will be handed over to the General Consulate of Greece in New York.
The mail arrived at the GNTO in New York on February 2nd 2018, according to the social media update.
Here is Grigoria Kamaterou’s post on Twitter:
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