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Medieval graffiti discovered in Egypt

Medieval graffiti has been found engraved on the walls of a cave in southeastern Egypt. Deputy Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Abdellatif told Ahram Online that studies reveals that the cave was a rest house for pilgrims, traders and passengers who used it to protect themselves from the hot weather during their

Ancient tomb tourist graffiti studied

Researchers at the University of Warsaw have completed a 3D record of tourist graffiti found on the walls of the tomb of Ramesses VI. "I visited and I did not like anything except the sarcophagus!"; "I admired!" "I can not read the hieroglyphs!" - these are some of the inscriptions read

Chinese cave graffiti details periods of drought

Graffiti found on the walls of a cave in central China describe the effects of drought in the area during the period spanning from 1520 to 1920. The inscriptions were found on the walls of Dayu Cave in the Qinling Mountains of central China, and describe the impacts of seven drought

Gladiator battles revealed in ancient graffiti

Hundreds of graffiti messages have been found in the ancient city of Aphrodisias, shedding light on what life was like there 1,500 years ago. Some of the most interesting gladiator graffiti was found on a plaque in the city's stadium where gladiator fights took place. The plaque depicts battles between two

Ancient ritual bath and WWII graffiti found in Israel

A ritual bath dating back 1,900 years, as well as graffiti left by Australian soldiers during WWII have been found at Ha-Ela Junction in Israel. During the course of the excavation the archaeologists were surprised to discover some contemporary yet intriguing finds: graffiti engraved on the ceiling of the cistern indicating

Documenting Medieval graffiti in England’s churches

A new project is underway in England to record medieval graffiti in England's churches. Whereas in the modern era graffiti is often considered destructive and a plain nuisance, in medieval times it was an "acceptable thing to do", according to Mr Champion. He said medieval graffiti had largely remained unscathed and only

Enhanced photos reveal hidden paintings at Angkor Wat

Digitally enhanced photos taken at Angkor Wat are revealed more than 200 paintings which are now mostly invisible to naked eye. Angkor Wat may be covered in graffiti—but don’t worry, it’s invisible. Built in the early 12th century, Cambodia’s architecturally iconic temple is known for its intricate carvings, some of them

Vandals deface Nevada’s Hidden Cave

Vandals have damaged Hidden Cave in Nevada, performing illegal digs and spraying graffiti everywhere. Shots were even fired into the information booth. Current charges related to the vandalism of Hidden Cave include the Depredation of Government Property. The charge carries a fine and a prison sentence of up to 10 years. Crimes