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The Real Letters from Roman Soldiers


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The Real Letters from Roman Soldiers

"These are letters written by Roman soldiers nearly 2,000 years ago. They were written on wooden tablets in ink made with charcoal and tree sap. When they were discovered, they were the oldest handwritten texts ever found in Britain, and the oldest handwritten Latin texts ever found. All of them come from Vindolanda, a Roman fort right by Hadrian’s Wall. They were preserved in anaerobic bog-like conditions, so what you’re about to hear are real Roman soldiers from the 1st to 2nd century AD, nearly 2,000 years ago.

In the video, I use pictures that aren't necessarily representative of the exact tablet because many are only available in black and white. You can read them all for free here: https://romaninscriptionsofbritain.or...

Music: Celtic Impulse by Kevin MacLeod." from the video introduction


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