Chinese tourist etches name into ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics

Published on May 29th, 2013 | by Admin

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A 15-year-old Chinese tourist has caused outrage on the internet after he scrawled his name over some ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics in a 3,500-year-old temple in Luxor.

“The saddest moment in Egypt. I’m so embarrassed that I want to hide myself. I said to the Egyptian tour guide,’I’m really sorry,'” that traveler wrote on the original weibo post.

“We want to wipe off the marking with a towel. But we can’t use water since it is a 3,500 relic.”

It didn’t take long — actually, just a day — before outraged netizens tracked down Ding in Nanjing.

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Story: Hiufu Wong, CNN | Photo: Weibo

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