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 Post subject: Londons Roman Tablets
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:28 pm 
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http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016 ... -bloomberg

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.



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Fascinating stuff!! Many thanks for the post Puffin :g50: :g50: :g50:



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Very interesting Barry.



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Thank you... very interesting...



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:34 pm 
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I was talking to a chap I know, who works for the company whose offices are being built on the site.
They had a pre press release preview of the tablets. He was very impressed.



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