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    Oldest known writing in London found

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    Researchers from Museum of London Archaeology uncovered more than 400 wooden tablets during excavations in London’s financial district for the new headquarters of media and data company Bloomberg.

    So far, 87 have been deciphered, including one addressed “in London, to Mogontius” and dated to A.D. 65-80 — the earliest written reference to the city, which the Romans called Londinium.

    Sophie Jackson, an archaeologist working on the site, said the find was “hugely significant.”

    “It’s the first generation of Londoners speaking to us,” she said.

    The Romans founded London after their invasion of Britain in A.D. 43. The settlement was destroyed in a Celtic rebellion led by Queen Boudica in A.D. 61, but quickly rebuilt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Source: AP via Yahoo


    Researchers from Museum of London Archaeology uncovered more than 400 wooden tablets during excavations in London’s financial district for the new headquarters of media and data company Bloomberg.

    So far, 87 have been deciphered, including one addressed “in London, to Mogontius” and dated to A.D. 65-80 — the earliest written reference to the city, which the Romans called Londinium.

    Sophie Jackson, an archaeologist working on the site, said the find was “hugely significant.”

    “It’s the first generation of Londoners speaking to us,” she said.

    The Romans founded London after their invasion of Britain in A.D. 43. The settlement was destroyed in a Celtic rebellion led by Queen Boudica in A.D. 61, but quickly rebuilt.


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    That's cool.

    I watched a documentary on Hadrian's Wall and they had recovered the wooden tablets from there with soldiers letters home etc.

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