Graffiti: Historic, Art or Vandalism

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    While on the Historic Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, the park ranger who was guiding the group pointed to some graffiti in one area of the cave — such as what you see on the limestone cave ceiling in the above photograph, which from 1839 is the oldest known graffiti in the cave and created with the soot from burning candles... ...but he also said that the graffiti which was etched in a rock from 1970 should not have been there, as it would have been considered vandalism and illegal. The exclamations of “Oooh!” and “Woooow” and “Ahhh” which emanated from people on the tour — excitedly taking pictures of graffiti from 1839 and commenting on how old it was — prompted me to ask the question... The post Graffiti: Historic, Art or Vandalism appeared first on The Gate.

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