Britain's oldest manuscript found

Britain's oldest manuscript found


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A team of archaeologists has unearthed in London a wooden splint that has been identified as the oldest handwritten document in Britain, dated January 8, 57, as reported by the Archaeological Museum of London.

This discovery was made together with other 410 Roman tablets (of which 87 have already been deciphered) in an excavation to erect a new building in the City of London.

In these tablets, which were made of wood and covered in wax to allow writing on them, it has also been found, the oldest reference to London, dated 50 years before the oldest known mention so far by the Roman historian Tacitus.

In addition to the tablets, hundreds of Roman objects such as pottery and coins have been found.

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