Egyptian tomb defaced
The graffiti was etched across the torso of the figure in the sculpture.
May 27th, 2013
07:49 AM ET

Egyptian tomb defaced

Parents of a 15-year-old Chinese tourist have apologized after the teenager defaced a stone sculpture in an ancient Egyptian temple with graffiti.

The act drew ire in both Egypt and China - generating a massive online backlash amongst China's unforgiving netizens.

The vandal carved 'Ding Jinhao was here' in Chinese in the 3,500 year old Luxor Temple.

This was photographed by an embarrassed Chinese traveler and shared on weibo, China's micro-blogging site on May 24.

"The saddest moment in Egypt. I'm so embarrassed that I want to hide myself. I said to the Egyptian tour guide,'I'm really sorry,'" that traveler wrote on the original weibo post.


Filed under: China • Egypt
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  1. rupert

    Im gonna make it with mary on top a pyramid in Egypt.
    Right over king tuks tomb.

    May 27, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    some ignorant remarks here. Egyptian govt is and has always been very possessive & protective of these relics.

    May 27, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Esmeralda

      Im so agreed, is one of the seven wonders of the word.

      May 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rupert

    Selling tickets NOW on line. $15

    May 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rupert

    No wait. I am going to experiment an alternatve life style with saywhat.
    Sorry, no tickets. Private.

    May 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    relics in muslim countries like Turkey, Egypt, Iraq , Iran and other countries where ancient civilizations flourished have been preserved and protected. Travel & see.

    May 27, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Permit me to dogress a little.
    Today is a day of remembrance. To take a pause & remember those who served this country when called upon to do so and paid the ultimate price. Our salute to all of them.

    May 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      They gave their lives for the profiteering war mongers @ saywhat. more than likely they didn't even realize it.

      May 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    I also pay my respects to the vets on these blogs.
    I salute also thru this blog Gordon Duff the highly respected 'Nam vet & editor of Veterans Today.

    May 27, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rupert

    Gotta go. Only 30 years to retirement.
    Saving for my vacation to Egypt to visit the great 3500 year old Egyptian relic with Chinese inscription on it "Ding Jinhao was here."

    May 27, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    @ rupert, Open your mouth one more time, and I'll give you a permanent tan with a blow torch ...

    May 27, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Lol @ Mary! You go girl!

    May 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rupert

    Sure. Sounds exciting mary. Just leave out the torch part and just bl..ow me.

    May 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    You're a truly vicious greaseball ! @ rupert

    May 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Wars are mostly that, greed, lust for power, hegemony, death & destruction. But that is the domain of politicians & rulers. Soldiers do their sworn duty.

    May 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    With the internet highway today, ignorance is a choice. Sorry saywhat, but I don't share your need to pay tribute to those who know what these wars are all about. They chose to give their lives so the powers that be can line their pockets.

    May 27, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    Good afternoon @ chrissy 😉

    May 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
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