500 letters discovered near Hadrian's Wall

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS solved a 2000-year-old mystery after discovering 500 stone tablets revealing the secrets of the Roman Empire.

Neapolis was a major ancient hub, established as a trade port by the Greeks of Cyrene in the fifth century before it became a port when the Roman Empire conquered North Africa. Now, a city known as Nabeul stands where the metropolis once was, built on top of most of the remains, making them inaccessible and likely mostly destroyed. However, researcher Mounir Fantar discovered multiple tanks in this ancient city in 2017, leading him to theorise that Neapolis was an exporter of a fish sauce called garum.
Two years later, stone tablets discovered in Carlisle, Cumbria, during Channel 5's "Ancient Mysteries" series confirmed his suspicions.

The narrator said in October: "Neapolis was actually the epicentre for the mass production of fish sauce.

"But how did its producers in Neapolis, on the southern boundary of the vast Roman world, manage to reach its markets thousands of miles away?

Full article here :  https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1214367/archaeology-news-roman-empire-mystery-vindolanda-tablets-hadrians-wall-spt?fbclid=IwAR38IQAc4FkNrhYX7BjaUAjaa4DxBVzv1sTyxtz1PU3_PjgjLcUFSYhzztk
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