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09 January 2019HISTORIC GRAFFITI - THE HIDDEN STORY OF THE HOPES, FEARS AND DESIRES OF A NATION
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HISTORIC GRAFFITI - THE HIDDEN STORY OF THE HOPES, FEARS AND DESIRES OF A NATION JAMES WRIGHT Archaelogist, lecturer and author Wednesday 09 January 2019

Modern graffiti is often seen as transgressive and moronic. However, look closely in the light of a torch at the walls of our historic buildings, trees, caves and rockfaces and you will see a world of graffiti left that illuminates the psychology of our ancestors. The study of historic graffiti enables us to hear the lost voices of ordinary individuals through their images of daisywheels, ships sailing across the walls, knights drawing their swords, demons stalking the stonework and every animal imaginable…