Met Museum of Art finds 19th century graffiti
"Visit an ancient monument like Egypt’s temples, Israel’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre or Camboia’s Angkor Wat and you’ll likely notice the plethora of hand-carved graffiti marring those priceless sites. Most of the culprits count on not getting caught. Nineteenth-century New York politician Luther Bradish, however, was not so lucky.
During a recent visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NPR’s Robert Krulwich noticed Bradish’s conspicuous moniker etched into one of the Met’s full-sized Egyptian temple."
Krulwich explains all in his article featured in Smithsonian.com: