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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Laura White
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2 years ago

True that.

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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
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2 years ago

That is really sweet.

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#3

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

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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2 years ago

Beautiful.

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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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Awwww....

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#6

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

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ge pa
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2 years ago

so 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
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2 years 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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Kururi.Orihara
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2 years ago

Dude, I promised to listen to your flute practice, just not in my ear!

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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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HANS
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2 years ago

Ouch!

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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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Jilltdcatlady
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2 years ago

..... and nobody made a bid on eBay....

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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
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2 years 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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Dee Hunter
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2 years ago

Forget the phrase - just look at this stunning mosaic!

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#13

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

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Pretty Pangolin
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2 years 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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Jilltdcatlady
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2 years ago

... for a good time call Amplicatus.

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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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Same here.

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#17

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Epaphra, you are bald!

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shh~
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2 years 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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Bill
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2 years ago

Do they have posters of this on Etsy?

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#19

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Phileros is a eunuch!

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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2 years ago

When there's no food in the fridge

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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
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2 years 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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Jilltdcatlady
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2 years ago

- Do a flip!

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#22

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

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shh~
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2 years 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
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2 years 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~
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years 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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Jilltdcatlady
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2 years ago

*Sit down and tell me everything!

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#28

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii Stronius Stronnius knows nothing!

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Francesca Annoni
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2 years ago

John show?

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#29

Graffiti From Ancient Pompeii I have buggered men

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Sue Ogden
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

First day as a waitress at Ruby Tuesday.

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