If you thought that modern-day teenagers invented graffiti and inappropriate depictions of private male parts on walls - think again. Just recently, archaeologists found a 1,800-year-old drawing of penis near Hadrian's Wall which proved once again that some things just never change. Asides from these cheeky drawings, scholars are documenting ancient graffiti and writings on the walls. They began making copies of Latin inscriptions throughout the ancient Roman world, including Pompeii, in the late 1800s. Sadly, today, more than 90 percent of Pompeii's graffiti has been lost due to exposure to the elements. However, thanks to the 19th century scholars and translators, we have a beautiful list of funny, cheeky and bold wall inscriptions dating back to 2,000 years ago.

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#1

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Weep, you girls. My penis has given you up. Now it penetrates men’s behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity!

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Sue Ogden
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3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

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#2

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years If anyone does not believe in Venus, they should gaze at my girl friend

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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3 years ago

That is really sweet.

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These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years On April 19th, I made bread

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Jilltdcatlady
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3 years ago

INSTAGRAM, first attempt...

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#4

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Theophilus, don’t perform oral sex on girls against the city wall like a dog

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Jilltdcatlady
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3 years ago

"Get a room, you two!" Brought to you by an ancient civilization.

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#5

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Vibius Restitutus slept here alone and missed his darling Urbana

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Sue Ogden
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3 years ago

Awwww....

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#6

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years A small problem gets larger if you ignore it.

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Dee Hunter
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3 years ago

This or: "Most problems solve themselves - just leave them alone" Which one is true? :/

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#7

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years To the one defecating here. Beware of the curse. If you look down on this curse, may you have an angry Jupiter for an enemy.

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HANS
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3 years ago

Anything but an angry Jupiter!

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#8

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years O walls, you have held up so much tedious graffiti that I am amazed that you have not already collapsed in ruin.

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R.s. Potter
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3 years ago

"Oh Brother-in-law, why did you give that awful double flute toy to my baby!? What have I ever done to hurt you?"

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#9

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Chie, I hope your hemorrhoids rub together so much that they hurt worse than when they every have before!

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Frank Enstein
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3 years ago

I'm borrowing this insult.

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#10

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years I don’t want to sell my husband, not for all the gold in the world

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Sue Ogden
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3 years ago

I'd rent mine out. though.

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#11

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years We two dear men, friends forever, were here. If you want to know our names, they are Gaius and Aulus.

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Jilltdcatlady
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3 years ago

*BEST FRIENDS 4-EVER

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#12

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years A copper pot went missing from my shop. Anyone who returns it to me will be given 65 bronze coins (sestertii). 20 more will be given for information leading to the capture of the thief.

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Jilltdcatlady
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3 years ago

" WANTED: Dead or Alive....

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#13

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years I screwed a lot of girls here.

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Pretty Pangolin
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3 years ago

Ever the gentleman.

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#14

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years (Below a drawing of a man with a large nose) Amplicatus, I know that Icarus is buggering you. Salvius wrote this.

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Bobbi Newell
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3 years ago

Hmmmm... Mr-Magoo-5...077e2f.jpg Mr-Magoo-5c7daed077e2f.jpg

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#15

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Celadus the Thracian gladiator is the delight of all the girls

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Addison Lucas
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3 years ago

Celadus the Thracian gladiator wrote this.

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#16

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years The man I am having dinner with is a barbarian.

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Carrie de Luka
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3 years ago

Same here.

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#17

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Epaphra, you are bald!

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shh~
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3 years ago

Ahahahahaha~

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#18

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Defecator, may everything turn out okay so that you can leave this place.

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HANS
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3 years ago

Seems like there was a lot of defecating in the streets of Pompeii.

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#19

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Phileros is a eunuch!

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anarkzie
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3 years ago

He looks like Hugo/Andore from Final Fight and Streetfighter

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#20

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Apollinaris, the doctor of the emperor Titus, defecated well here

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Laura White
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3 years ago

Why were they obsessed with defecating?

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#21

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Samius to Cornelius: go hang yourself!

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Floyd Burney
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3 years ago

.....Apparently the term "F-K Off" wasn't invented yet.....

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#22

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Secundus defecated here three times on one wall.

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shh~
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3 years ago

why is everyone defecating~

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#23

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Lovers are like bees in that they live a honeyed life.

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LadyGrimm
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3 years ago

And are very capable of causing stings!

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#24

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Epaphra is not good at ball games.

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shh~
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3 years ago

Poor Epaphra...first bald, now not good at ball games~

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#25

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Aufidius was here. Goodbye.

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Sue Ogden
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3 years ago

He came. He rocked. He left.

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#26

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Cruel Lalagus, why do you not love me?

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Laugh Fan
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3 years ago

Perhaps Lalagus isn't that keen on sweetcorn?

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#27

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Virgula to her friend Tertius: you are disgusting!

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Pretty Pangolin
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3 years ago

Oh snap!

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#28

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Stronius Stronnius knows nothing!

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Sue Ogden
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3 years ago

He does look a little blank.

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#29

These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years I have buggered men

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Sue Ogden
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3 years ago

Apparently, everybody back then either buggered men or pooped!

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These 30 Quotes From Ancient Pompeii Graffiti Prove Just How Little We Changed Over 2000 Years Whoever wants to serve themselves can go on an drink from the sea.

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Sue Ogden
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3 years ago

First day as a waitress at Ruby Tuesday.

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