Luxor

A Nanjing teenager scratched the words 'Ding Jinhao was here' in Chinese characters on a 35-century-old sculpture at the Temple of Luxor in Egypt. Photo: AP

People's Daily's anti-American rant backfires as Chinese teen trashes ancient Egyptian temple

A Nanjing teenager's act of vandalism - he scratched the words "Ding Jinhao was here" in Chinese characters on a 35-century-old sculpture - struck a raw nerve in a in a country so proud of its ancient civilisation. And, embarrassingly, it followed an astonishing attack by the Communist Party mouthpiece that labelled Americans untrustworthy and lacking in integrity.

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