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Chinese teen defaces Egypt temple; sparks outcry

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posted on May, 28 2013 @ 08:52 PM
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Chinese teen defaces Egypt temple; sparks outcry



BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese teenager who defaced an ancient temple in Egypt with graffiti has come under fire at home where his vandalism prompted public fretting about how to cultivate a good image overseas as more newly affluent Chinese travel abroad. The teen scratched "Ding Jinhao visited here" in Chinese on a temple wall in the ancient city Luxor, and the incident came to light when another Chinese tourist posted a photo of it on a popular microblog with the comment: "My saddest moment in Egypt. Ashamed and unable to show my face." The photo quickly caught the attention of the Chinese public, attracting thousands of comments, and someone was able to identify the person responsible for the graffiti as 15-year-old Ding Jinhao from the eastern city of Nanjing. Many criticized Ding's act as an embarrassment to the country. "Why there are so many citizens who go abroad and humiliate us? How many generations will it take to change this kind of behavior?" Xuan Kejiong, a prominent journalist with Shanghai Television, wrote on his microblog.


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I saw a youtube vid about a year or two ago of another POS video himself urinating in an a less than guarded temple, passers by toppling the stones at Nabta Playta extremely important for the understanding the pre-dynastic Kemet, during the uprisings the artifacts from the Cairo museum were damaged,the ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu were targeted by rebels and religious fundies,historical sites destroyed,this also happened in Taliban controlled Afghanistan .

What is it with folks and their disrespect of our ancient heritage,Okay so we no longer follow the path of the ancestors but at-least give them the respect of their works.




posted on May, 28 2013 @ 09:30 PM
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I fully agree with you, need to look at where we came from, to fully understand where we are heading.



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 01:22 PM
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I just don't understand what would make anyone,no matter their age,race or religion want to deface a historical site.It just shows me that some people clearly have no respect.If it were me,and I had the opportunity to visit a place that is so full of mystery,so interesting, the last thing on my mind would be to vandalize it.The Chinese should feel humiliated and ashamed by what this kid did.



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 02:01 PM
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grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr




posted on May, 29 2013 @ 02:12 PM
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I'm not entirely sure what the problem is, he defaced a wall. Because it is old it holds has some reverence does it?, a great deal of insight we have of politics in ancient culture is directly down to "graffiti", Romans were pretty notorious for it. Who knows?, maybe in a hundred thousand years time it will help archeologists piece together migration patterns after we have reset civilization for the X amount of time. This Chinese lad could become some sort of invisible Sky God in a couple of thousand years when cavemen decide to worship him.

Not as if he spent an afternoon in the Louvre setting things alight.



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by jammer2012
I just don't understand what would make anyone,no matter their age,race or religion want to deface a historical site.It just shows me that some people clearly have no respect.If it were me,and I had the opportunity to visit a place that is so full of mystery,so interesting, the last thing on my mind would be to vandalize it.The Chinese should feel humiliated and ashamed by what this kid did.


They do and is doing a little soul searching right now, see the link,but I can't remember being disrespectful as a kid in regards to some run o the mill statue in the center of a park of some guy I knew not what he did much less taking a trip overseas to deface a wall I knew for a fact that many placed great value on. btw this also goes for the Great Wall Of China which many westerners defaced,after all the Great Wall Of China is also known as the the World's longest grave yard,but many of us cares not!
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posted on May, 29 2013 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by Tuttle
I'm not entirely sure what the problem is, he defaced a wall.


tread carefully....son



Because it is old it holds has some reverence does it?,




what if i said
more than your physical being....



a great deal of insight we have of politics in ancient culture is directly down to "graffiti",


graffiti?

"graffiti" doesnt last 3000 yrs +.... carved/etched stone does however



Romans were pretty notorious for it.


in the history of egypt, they were the most treacherous

cute that you choose them to compare with




This Chinese lad could become some sort of invisible Sky God in a couple of thousand years when cavemen decide to worship him.


which is why morons like him and you should stay at home



Not as if he spent an afternoon in the Louvre setting things alight.



your comparing ancient artifacts...still in its natural setting...open temples

to a collection of stolen rothschild leftovers in a museum whos founders dribble at the thought of ancient egypt

the louvre...tut tut
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posted on May, 29 2013 @ 04:54 PM
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Yeah nice rant man, Im sorry you feel the need to call me a moron because I happen to look at the world differently than you,you can read some of my posts if you like, you might learn something, might help. But I generaly dont make a habit of speaking to strangers on the Internets like that man, its a bit weird.

Regardless, main reason I mentioned ancient Roman graffiti was simply because I took the time to learn about ancient Rome.




graffiti? "graffiti" doesnt last 3000 yrs +.... carved/etched stone does however.....in the history of egypt, they were the most treacherous cute that you choose them to compare with


Yes it does. I also think you are confusing something, here are two qoutes from the article you should read and then review your statement.




A Chinese teenager who defaced an ancient temple in Egypt with graffiti





The teen scratched "Ding Jinhao visited here"


Now what you said.




graffiti? "graffiti" doesnt last 3000 yrs +.... carved/etched stone does however


You seem confused, the young Chinese lad did not graffiti the temple wall then???

Anyway much graffiti in various mediums has in fact been preserved by the way, even in paint, anyone with the benefits of a classical education would know this.

lol and less of the son patter eh.




the louvre...tut tut


I am confused, you do not like art?. Odd.
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posted on May, 29 2013 @ 04:56 PM
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Nothing a little digital avulsion wouldn't cure.



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 10:44 PM
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This was already posted here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 11:07 PM
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Originally posted by Xaphan
This was already posted here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

That's weird I used the search function before posting this thread and got no hits,but your link was posted on 27-5-2013 @ 08:01 AM

Mine was posted on 28-5-2013 @ 08:52 PM
Okay I got why it didn't pop up it may have to do with your link's title which is Netizen outrage after Chinese tourist defaces Egyptian temple.
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posted on May, 30 2013 @ 02:43 AM
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Seriously, you have a point if it weren't an ancient temple wall. What the kid did was possibly destructive to a part of ancient history that we should cherish. He could've picked any other "modern" wall in Egypt to leave his mark for the future archeologists.... How you can view this as harmless is obviously beyond my comprehension...



posted on May, 30 2013 @ 10:15 AM
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Basically that snot nosed kid needed some good ol fashioned Azzzz whooping..just saaying !! I am more concerned when adults do the same stuff.



posted on May, 30 2013 @ 10:21 AM
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I prescribe ten years in an Egyptian prison to cure his disrespectful attitude towards the treasures of other countries.



posted on May, 30 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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I doubt the kid did it.

More than likely Daddy is some high person in the Communist Party, what a perfect way to defame a politician.....say their kid did something while overseas....

My vote is this was a PsyOp against a family in China.



posted on May, 30 2013 @ 11:48 AM
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Originally posted by Pervius

I doubt the kid did it.

More than likely Daddy is some high person in the Communist Party, what a perfect way to defame a politician.....say their kid did something while overseas....

My vote is this was a PsyOp against a family in China.


You spend too much time on this web site.



posted on May, 30 2013 @ 11:52 AM
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So you visit a country and deface to deface one of its greatest national treasures.What was he thinking?



posted on May, 30 2013 @ 04:51 PM
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1 - He's a 15 yr. old kid. What he did IS wrong, like many things we do when we are teenagers. I don't condone it, and, having a great deal of passion for archeology, I'm sad that it happened, but let's not get all witch-hunt on his behind...

2 - PLEASE let's not turn this issue on a national cause, I know rationality is scarce nowadays, but let's put things in perspective, I don't think he did what he did out of "evilness"... Just clasical teen stupidity. I remember as a 15 year old doing some "vandalistic" things I know regret doing. I grew up, I learnt. (learned? sp?)



posted on May, 30 2013 @ 04:53 PM
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How many teenagers destroy ancient art? Get real. This isn't throwing tomatoes or TPing trees.



posted on May, 30 2013 @ 05:06 PM
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Just give him a good spanking and be done with it.



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