Friday, September 02, 2005

postcards from history

Vindolanda Tablets Online: "The Vindolanda writing tablets, written in ink on post-card sized sheets of wood, have been excavated at the fort of Vindolanda, immediately south of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. Dating to the the late first and early second centuries AD, the formative period of Roman Britain’s northern frontier, they were written by and for soldiers, merchants, women and slaves. Through their contents, life in one community on the edge of the Roman world can be reconstructed in detail."

What a fabulous website - loads of background information, the actual text and images of the Vindolanda tablets, and a nice usable interface. Cool.

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