Skip to comments.Discovery of 410 wooden tablets gives glimpse into life of London's first Romans (ed)
Posted on 06/01/2016 7:41:27 PM PDT by Ray76
An archaeological dig has turned up the earliest known handwritten documents in Britain among hundreds of Roman waxed writing tablets.
Some 410 wooden tablets have been discovered, 87 of which have been deciphered to reveal names, events, business and legal dealings and evidence of someone practising writing the alphabet and numerals.
With only 19 legible tablets previously known from London, the find from the first decades of Roman rule in Britain provides a wealth of new information about the city's earliest Romans.
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Earliest handwritten 'notepad' unearthed in London: Discovery of 410 wooden tablets gives glimpse into life of city's first Romans
I see one inscription which reads ‘I am a nigerian prince who needs to move some money out of the country and you seem trustworthy ...’
Post It notes of the first century.
You read that as Nigerian? I read it as 'from Sheba'. Are you using the newest translator software?
You are correct, geolocation of the IP address says ‘sheba.’
Well start rewriting your history London to chronicle the Muslim conquest. And then all this past history will seem like quaint fairy tales of a bygone era.
I once read part of a letter a Roman soldier wrote home from Britain. I think it was posted here on FR.
Anyway the translation was something like you might expect of a kid at Summer camp. The weather here is awful. Could you send me some new shoes? Could you spare some money?
A larger number of wooden tablets has been found at Vindolanda near Hadrian’s Wall, dating from the late first century and early second century A.D. Perhaps the newly-discovered tablets are slightly older.
It says One Weird Trick To Get Rid Of Belly Fat. Click Here.
"Hello muddah....Hello faddah....."
Too bad they did not outlaw islam and other moronic stupidity.
Common sense isn’t.
Early SteamPunk writing.
“I once read part of a letter a Roman soldier wrote home from Britain. I think it was posted here on FR.
Anyway the translation was something like you might expect of a kid at Summer camp. The weather here is awful. Could you send me some new shoes? Could you spare some money?”
I read that one but it had a happy ending:
Wait a minute, it’s stopped hailing.
Guys are swimming, guys are sailing
Playing baseball, gee that’s bettah
Muddah, faddah kindly disregard this letter!
One said - your VA appointment is in 9 months...
Dear Penthouse Forum Letters,
I never thought this would ever happen to me...
‘I have a vewy gweat fwiend in Wome called Biggus Dickus.’
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