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. chrissy

    Lol and good afternoon to you also @ Mary! And many thanks for that chuckle! It was quite witty and apt for el trollio!

    May 27, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Seems to have shut him up for now. And white man killed a black man ... case closed @ chrissy
    What do you say about the UK beheadings ?

    May 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom Riddle

      Is this the same Mary that likes to research people's names on here? How did you do with my name creepo?

      May 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    Opps, that first sentence was referring to the Martin case.

    May 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom Riddle

      Yea a little hoodlum who happens to be black. Lets ignore the fact that there were pics on the little angels phone with him posing with handguns and weed in the background. I love how people cry racism while ignoring cold hard facts. Par for the course

      May 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    And is this the *same* Tom Riddle that is a fantasy name of cnn's resident troll jeffrey roem? Isnt there another site you can terrorize for a few years and give this one a much needed break???

    May 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    I see it is not wise to interact with banasy. @ TR, many have died all for the color of ones skin... who idiotic is that? How bout you drop a grande in your shorts pale ! ;(

    May 27, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary


    May 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    I think it's obvious @ banasy

    May 27, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      If it were, I would not be asking, Mary. I have not even posted on this blog, or have said anything to you outside of the other day when I said "ah, I was wondering..."; could you please explain what it is you think I am guilty of? Innuendo isn't my cup of tea, Mary. Please be forthright. Thanks.

      May 27, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Didnt the article say he "scratched" his name in the stone? Just make him sand the damn thing out, and ground him til hes 18!

    May 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    It seems to me it would take quite a few minutes to carve ‘Ding Jinhao was here' on this priceless relic...nobody noticed?
    Some people have no sense of decency and history.

    May 27, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I am somewhat surprised that tourists are allowed to get that close to these antiquities...such a shame, in any case.

      Goodnight, all.

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

    And WHAT 15 year old boy isnt a dingbat? Sheesh!

    May 27, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    A rather belated response@Mary for your 4:04 pm post.
    You have an angle there & there have been cases where some decided to protest the war or chose not to be a part but the law of the land doesn't allow that option.

    May 28, 2013 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    As for the punishment for defacing the Egyptian relic I think the authorities now would have to consider legislating appropriate laws.
    The parents could be held responsible for paying the cost of restoration ?

    May 28, 2013 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    @ saywhat, I'm done here, trying to have a conversation. You know my name... look it up on FB and friend me if you like

    May 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Thanks@Mary for your kind invitation.

    May 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    OR....some readers here remember our friend Superman and his mountain climbing friend Javier from Argentina. They might be interested in learning Javier climbed solo recently and plunged 2,500 ft down the side of the mountain! @ bobcat, show Javier some of your love with some funnies please.

    May 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
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