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

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Weep, you girls. My penis has given you up. Now it penetrates men’s behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity!

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Sue Ogden 4 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

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#2

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii If anyone does not believe in Venus, they should gaze at my girl friend

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Kirsten Kerkhof 4 months ago

That is really sweet.

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#3

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii On April 19th, I made bread

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Jilltdcatlady 4 months ago

INSTAGRAM, first attempt...

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#4

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Theophilus, don’t perform oral sex on girls against the city wall like a dog

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Jilltdcatlady 4 months ago

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

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#5

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Vibius Restitutus slept here alone and missed his darling Urbana

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Sue Ogden 4 months ago

Awwww....

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#6

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii A small problem gets larger if you ignore it.

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Dee Hunter 4 months ago

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

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#7

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii 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 4 months ago

Anything but an angry Jupiter!

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#8

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii 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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SaddleUp 4 months ago

O Wall, O sweet and lovely Wall, Show me thy chink to blink through with mine eyne!

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#9

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii 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 4 months ago

I'm borrowing this insult.

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#10

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii I don’t want to sell my husband, not for all the gold in the world

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Sue Ogden 4 months ago

I'd rent mine out. though.

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#11

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii 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 4 months ago

*BEST FRIENDS 4-EVER

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#12

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii 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 4 months ago

" WANTED: Dead or Alive....

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#13

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii I screwed a lot of girls here.

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Pretty Pangolin 4 months ago

Ever the gentleman.

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#14

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii (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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#15

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Celadus the Thracian gladiator is the delight of all the girls

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Addison Lucas 4 months ago

Celadus the Thracian gladiator wrote this.

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#16

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii The man I am having dinner with is a barbarian.

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Carrie de Luka 4 months ago

Same here.

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#17

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Epaphra, you are bald!

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shh~ 4 months ago

Ahahahahaha~

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#18

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Defecator, may everything turn out okay so that you can leave this place.

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HANS 4 months ago

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

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#19

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Phileros is a eunuch!

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anarkzie 4 months ago

He looks like Hugo/Andore from Final Fight and Streetfighter

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#20

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Apollinaris, the doctor of the emperor Titus, defecated well here

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Laura White 4 months ago

Why were they obsessed with defecating?

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#21

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Samius to Cornelius: go hang yourself!

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Floyd Burney 4 months ago

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

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#22

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Secundus defecated here three times on one wall.

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shh~ 4 months ago

why is everyone defecating~

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#23

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Lovers are like bees in that they live a honeyed life.

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LadyGrimm 4 months ago

And are very capable of causing stings!

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#24

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Epaphra is not good at ball games.

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shh~ 4 months ago

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

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#25

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Aufidius was here. Goodbye.

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Sue Ogden 4 months ago

He came. He rocked. He left.

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#26

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Cruel Lalagus, why do you not love me?

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Perhaps Lalagus isn't that keen on sweetcorn?

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#27

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Virgula to her friend Tertius: you are disgusting!

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Pretty Pangolin 4 months ago

Oh snap!

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#28

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Stronius Stronnius knows nothing!

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Sue Ogden 4 months ago

He does look a little blank.

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#29

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii I have buggered men

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Sue Ogden 4 months ago

Apparently, everybody back then either buggered men or pooped!

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#30

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Whoever wants to serve themselves can go on an drink from the sea.

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Sue Ogden 4 months ago

First day as a waitress at Ruby Tuesday.

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