About POP!

POP! is INQUIRER.net’s premier pop culture channel, delivering the latest news in the realm of pop culture, internet culture, social issues, and everything fun, weird, and wired. It is also home to POP! Sessions and POP! Hangout,
OG online entertainment programs in the
Philippines (streaming since 2015).

As the go-to destination for all things ‘in the now’, POP! features and curates the best relevant content for its young audience. It is also a strong advocate of fairness and truth in storytelling.

POP! is operated by INQUIRER.net’s award-winning native advertising team, BrandRoom.

Contact Us

Email us at [email protected]

Address

MRP Building, Mola Corner Pasong Tirad Streets, Brgy La Paz, Makati City

Girl in a jacket

A phallic sketch drawn by Roman soldiers was found in this historic spot

When boys get together and hang out, it’s normal to see them joking around with half-empty bottles of beer and a plethora of unsolicited dick drawings. Although the former is a given in almost all male gatherings, the latter is often the result of drunk nights partying.

But this trend of drawing phallic images on random things is not something that just evolved out of nowhere. In fact, crude sketches of the human penis could be traced back to around 207 AD, according to the archaeologists of New Castle University and Historic England.

The ‘written rock of Gelt’ refers to the inscriptions that were left by the Roman soldiers when they were extracting materials from Hadrian’s Wall. And during the recent expedition of Historic England and New Castle University, these researchers discovered four new engravings. One of which included a drawing of the “phallus”, which was supposedly a symbol of good luck for many Romans.

Photo Credit: Historic England

Archaeologists will also use ropes and laser scanning tools to further enhance their investigation on this.

Professor of Archaeology at Newcastle University, Ian Haynes tells Historic England, “These inscriptions are very vulnerable to further gradual decay. This is a great opportunity to record them as they are in 2019, using the best modern technology to safeguard the ability to study them into the future.”

Since this news was relayed to the public, a number of Twitter users couldn’t help but share their insight on this new archaeological discovery.

Photo Credit: Twitter.com/ Historic England
Photo Credit: Twitter.com/ Historic England
Photo Credit: Twitter.com/ Historic England
Photo Credit: Twitter.com/ Historic England
Photo Credit: Twitter.com/ Historic England

Tell us in the comments below, what do you think about this?

___

Read more from InqPOP!: 

LOOK: An auction house sold a 65.75-inch stuffed whale penis for over 5,000 USD

Black man given white penis in transplant operation, plans to have it tattooed black

People in Bangkok are going gaga over cheese-filled penis waffles

Women plan on using the ‘pinching hand’ emoji as a clapback to unsolicited pics

Get the latest POP! news delivered to your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
About Author

Related Stories

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Popping on POP!