Ancient Roman Phallic Graffiti To Be Digitally Immortalized

Ancient Roman Phallic Graffiti To Be Digitally Immortalized

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Picture this: you’re in school as a youngster—middle school, perhaps? And you’re enduring your teacher’s boring history lesson while you pretend to take notes in your marble notebook… but she’s not exactly supervising you very closely. Are you bullet-noting the reign of Henry VIII? Or are you doodling? Doodles are by no means a modern invention. These carvings from ancient Roman quarry workers are reminiscent of our early journalling days—if you can consider chiseling a crude phallus into hard stone walls doodling.   IMAGE VIA TELEGRAPH   These relatable ancient drawings have brought fame to the ‘Written Rock of Gelt,’ …