May 10, 2011

Ancient graffiti at the Tower of London.

Graffiti isn't anything new at all. Maybe it's not easy for us to imagine graffiti done in Medieval times, or at least it's not the first thing that would come to mind. However, what about prison cells? The carvings on the walls made by prisoners are images that we are much more used to, we have been seeing that in movies forever. 

Well, this very thing happened in the Tower of london as well. About 8.000 prisoners were held in the Tower between the years 1.100 and 1941, and some of them left their memories on the walls as they spent long hours in the eerie cells. These carvings are a part of history, and we can learn a little more about them in this video: 

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