Pompeii fresco theft 'shameful' says EU culture commissioner
'All citizens robbed of priceless heritage'18 March, 14:50
"They have robbed all citizens, both Italian and European, of a priceless heritage that belongs to future generations. I hope the police will arrest the guilty and recover the missing piece as soon as possible".
An employee at the world's largest open-air museum told local media that a 20x20 cm portion of the fresco has been missing from the House of Neptune for one week. It depicted the goddess Artemis and her brother Apollo and was stolen by experts, according to police.