Time trolls (for fans of history)

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7/20/2017 4:18 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/20/2017 4:27 AM

When I went to see the ancient city of Persepolis in April I was sadened of how people had carved their names and emblems on 2500year old historical monuments, typycally "Tom was here 1975". It's easy to think this is a relatively new thing, and that people were more respectful in the old days:
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I took some pictures of the damage:


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So I did some research to find really old carvibgs which may actually contribute something to an old building, and I found something I thought was pretty cool:
In Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, the old Ottoman empire used the building not as a mosque, but as an orthodox church. It wasn't til much later it was converted to a mosque. And get this: the Turkish hired vikings to be a part of their leaderships guard in exchange for trade. And in 1965 they found the ultimate troll carving inside the Hagia Sofia from the 9th century: a viking rune carving saying: "Halvdan carved these runes". 10 years later they found another one by Àrni - or Arne as the name is written today. Even though it doesn't say much about the carving, nor the rest of the sentences in the picture I Googled it and found they had in fact translated all of it with specialists at the University of Bergen. Thought it was pretty cool history, or maybe I'm just a nerd, who knows. Thought I'd share

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7/20/2017 6:58 PM

They found graffiti inside the great pyramid left by the workers also.

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7/20/2017 7:48 PM


I read somewhere during Roman times the elite had vacation homes, summer homes, away from Rome, and they'd
be cruising down the river and see stuff like, "Alononda was here" scraped on rocks on the banks.

Pompeii, look up the graffiti those guys wrote......laughing

And the Egyptians, almost every new King or Pharaoh tried destroying any image or mention of the previous ruler.

Not to mention what those idiots over in the Middle East did a few months ago.

Sad, ya, but human nature......

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