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Londons Roman Tablets

Started by gash, June 19, 2016, 07:27:32 pm

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2000-year-old handwritten tablets go on display in London

Tertius the Brewer, Junius the Cooper and Julius Classicus - the up-and-coming military commander who would turn traitor against Rome a decade later - have sprung back to life from the first decade of Roman London, their names - along with the first reference to London itself - miraculously preserved on writing tablets in a sodden hole in the heart of the City.

The wooden tablets, preserving the faint marks of the words written on bees wax with a metal stylus almost 2,000 years ago, are the oldest handwritten documents ever found in the UK.

Full Story : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jun/01/tablets-unearthed-city-glimpse-roman-london-bloomberg
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