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Someone has graffitied 'aliens exist' on the Pantheon in Rome

August 1, 2022 | Comment icon 15 comments

Fortunately experts were able to remove the graffiti successfully. Image Credit: Pixabay / krystianwin
The 2,000-year-old structure was defaced by someone with an apparent interest in UFOs and aliens.
Formerly a Roman temple built sometime around 2,000 years ago, the historic building has been in continuous use as a Catholic church since the 7th Century AD and is considered to be one of the best preserved ancient Roman buildings still standing today.

There was an understandable amount of outrage, then, when it was discovered around two weeks ago that someone had scribbled "aliens exist" along with what looked like two crude flying saucers on the wall of the building in blue spray paint.

The lack of working security cameras in the area has meant that the police have struggled to determine who was responsible for defacing the building.
A team of experts has since used a combination of special solvents and lasers to painstakingly remove the paint from the wall without causing further damage.

Whether the culprit had been trying to make some sort of statement, or had simply sprayed the writing on the wall out of pure devilment, remains unclear.

Source: Wanted in Rome | Comments (15)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by HSlim 10 days ago
Just a hunch.    Either us or Brits.   But let's be real, did you see it?  Looks very much like something an American would have done.  Could be wrong. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Orphalesion 10 days ago
Well, it was also defaced by Christians some 1400 years ago, so...
Comment icon #8 Posted by joseraul 10 days ago
never knew humans to act like this, weird
Comment icon #9 Posted by Stiff 10 days ago
But what if it WAS aliens?  
Comment icon #10 Posted by ThereWeAreThen 10 days ago
Comment icon #11 Posted by Silver 10 days ago
Puts me in mind of this scene:    
Comment icon #12 Posted by OpenMindedSceptic 10 days ago
No wonder there's outrage, the existence of aliens is meant to be a secret 
Comment icon #13 Posted by Portre 10 days ago
Not that far off.  Romans wrote a lot of graffiti, for advertisement (food, prostitutes), messages (e.g., "meet me at the Forum"), reviews (of food, prostitutes), to insults.  One, as I recall, warned prostitutes to stay away from XYZ because he has a small penis.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Nnicolette 9 days ago
That's funny why are most of the ones I have heard of about penises. And most of the statues naked. Rome must have been fun.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Jon the frog 8 days ago
Moron... at least it's just paint !

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