It seems questionable that today’s graffiti might be of use to the historians of the future. In fact, for illicit etchings to survive that long would most likely be improbable. However, some archeologists in Italy recently uncovered ancient graffiti that revealed a shocking truth about what happened in Pompeii.
Pompeii is perhaps among the most famous ancient Roman cities. Situated near the Bay of Naples in Italy, the locale is overlooked by Mount Vesuvius. And it was the almighty eruption of this volcano which occurred in 79 A.D. that has helped to cement Pompeii’s place in the history books.
Prior to the devastating eruption, Pompeii is thought to have been a thriving city of around 20,000 people. The area had long been a popular vacation spot for wealthy families from across Rome. Accordingly, Pompeii was made up of elegant villas and paved streets where visitors could relax within a range of amenities.