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“Faint scratches on slivers of fir wood recycled from old barrels”

Wooden tablets discovered in the mud of a former river in London turned out to be the oldest evidence of handwriting from Roman-era England. The documents record detailed information about the earliest Roman settlers in that region.


Oldest handwritten documents in UK unearthed in London dig

By Maev Kennedy

The Guardian

June 1, 2016

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