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Stonehenge Vandals : Photo's Released

Two men vandalised the Heel Stone at Stonehenge last Thursday (15th May) with a hammer and chisel. They were disturbed by security and managed to escape.

Wiltshire Police have issued CCTV pictures of two people they want to question over the incident.

I doubt anyone here will recognise them but in the hope someone might here's their picture:

Vandals in Attack on Stonehenge (BBC News; Thursday 22nd May 2008)

Stonehenge CCTV Images Released (BBC News; Friday 23rd May 2008)


May. 24th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Graffiti and related issues certainly have their place in historical records. And they certainly offer interesting insights for archaeologists later. (My boss [a theology professor] back when I was in university had this one: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/gladiators/graffito.html taped to the wall in his office. Years later, I've put it up in my office as well.)

And we're certainly leaving our share of graffiti for future generations of archaeologists. But we don't have to do it on stonehenge. :(
May. 25th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing that. Without the associated blurb I'd never have "gotten" the asses' head.

At Eton there's some scratched graffiti on a wooden wall panel. It's a student's name an the year. I can't recall how old it is, but apparently it's from early in the life of Eton and has been preserved through the centuries - it's now shown to new boys on their first day to help give them an understanding of antiquity and a connection to the school as an individual.
May. 25th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, out of context it's a bit... out of context.... I imagine. If you're really interested, I got inspired to include comments on the graffiti in my last LJ post. Mostly pointing out that it's laughably bad Greek... which just makes it all the more entertaining.

And that's nifty about the door graffiti. I do agree it's a worthwhile thing to preserve a sense of history and respect for the past that way.

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