UK’s oldest hand-written document ‘at Roman London dig’

UK's oldest hand-written document discovered in London ✍🏾

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  • Image copyright MOLA Image caption The tablets were preserved in mud which stopped oxygen from decaying them
  • UK’s oldest hand-written document ‘at Roman London dig’
  • The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) said it had deciphered a document, from 8 January AD 57, found at the dig at Bloomberg’s new headquarters.
  • Image copyright MOLA Image caption The documents were deciphered using photography with raking light and microscopic analysis

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Roman tablets discovered during excavations in London include the oldest hand-written document ever found in Britain, archaeologists say.


UK’s oldest hand-written document ‘at Roman London dig’

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