‘Sex Pistols’ graffiti being studied by archaeologistsNovember 21st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archaeologists say they are studying the graffiti of the punk band Sex Pistols which is found in London. The scientists believe that studying the graffiti could be as important as studying ancient markings.
The image was drawn on the walls of the London flat which was once occupied by the band. The scholars involved in the study of the artwork say they consider the piece as a strong piece of history which could offer a valuable insight into the group which was formed in the 1970s.
University of York’s John Schofield at the Department of Archaeology told reporters that, “The tabloid press once claimed that early Beatles recordings discovered at the BBC were the most important archaeological find since Tutankhamun’s tomb. The Sex Pistols’ graffiti in Denmark Street surely ranks alongside this and - to our minds - usurps it.”
The researchers say the graffiti were mostly made by John Lydon (Johnny Rotten). There are about 8 cartoons and they depict Johnny and the other band members.
The researchers have published their findings of the graffiti study in the journal Antiquity.
The Sex Pistols depicted themselves as rebel group and they famously swore on television about 35 years ago.
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