G for Graffiti in the Blogging from A to Z challenge. About online jewellery collections, so how does graffiti fit in?
I recently discovered the Ancient Peoples blog on tumblr. It’s run by a group of history students who share objects from ancient civilisations, 3000 AD to 500 AD. They share images from different museum collections, so their blog becomes in itself a collection.
But something else that I found on this blog was the graffiti. If you thought it’s something of today to scribble down commentaries on a wall, here are some writings from walls in Pompeii, the Roman city that was destroyed by Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Lovers, like bees, lead a honey-sweet life
Fortunatus, charming little soul, a thorough f**er. Written by one who knows.
My life, my beloved, let us play for a little while; let us imagine this bed our field and me your stallion.
O wall, you have held up so much tedious graffiti that I am amazed that you have not already collapsed in ruin.