Up Against the Wall: A Gallery of Nature-Themed Graffiti and Street Art

Templar graffiti

Acre, Israel

Submitted by: David Maddox
Year image was taken: 2015

A scratched graffiti in the lower sections of a Templar castle in Akko, Israel. Maybe 13th Century. The pelican, like the fish, was a symbol of Christianity. Only 4-5 cm. The origin apparently is the mother pelican feeding her little baby pelicans, rooted in an older legend, before Christianity. In time of famine, the mother pelican wounded herself with her beak to feed her young with her blood.

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