Roman shopping list deciphered
· By Bill Keaggy on in Beyond groceries, Grocery lists.
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“UK researchers have deciphered a Roman soldier’s shopping list using the latest virtual technology. The discovery is part of a project by Oxford University researchers to identify the markings on hundreds of Roman letters, contracts and other documents found in the 1970s by excavators at Hadrian’s wall — the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain.The documents were originally written in wax on wooden tablets but after 2000 years, the wax has degraded and all that remains of many of the scripts are faint scratches in the pieces of wood.”