At the end of the first century A.D., Roman soldiers stationed at Vindolanda, a Fort along Hadrian’s wall in the United Kingdom, jotted notes on wafer-thin pieces of wood—requests for beer, descriptions of cold feet, birthday invites and more. Now, nearly two millennia later, archeologists have uncovered a cache of 25 of these exceptionally well-preserved wooden tablets, reports Maev Kennedy for The Guardian. This rare find gives us a peek into daily life at a remote Roman outpost.
Written in ink, each of the wooden tablets are wafer thin but about the size of a post card. Continued