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What Does First-century Roman Graffiti Say?

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A facelift of the Colosseum in Rome that began last fall has revealed centuries of graffiti. Removing the accumulated grime and calcification, experts discovered layers of inscriptions on the section of a wall seen here

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It's fasccinating to see the accumilation of so many centuries of graffiti, all in one place. A poignant reminder of the vast time that seperates us from Ancient Rome, but also of the many people over the centuries that have been fascinated by the Romans.

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Fascinating, The Red Cross is shown, which are symbols of Victory, they may have hung the Armour of the Victorious upon it, Why does the Article say "Red Palm" when its a "Cruciform Tropaeum" , It as a Shield on it.. 

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The article quite clearly states:

 

 

Today, the meaning of the designs in this particular spot is a mystery, though patches of newly cleaned plaster on other parts of the wall show a palm frond in red (a symbol of victory) and the letters "VIND," which may be part of the word vindicatio, or vengeance

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