Vindolanda Tablets

 Vindolanda Tablets at British Museum, London

 Vindolanda is probably best known for the famous ‘Vindolanda Tablets’, a large number of routine military and private communications from the Roman era.These were written in a Latin script on thin veneers of wood in the mid 120s.Fortunately, the 'tablets' were unintentionally preserved owing to being discarded in a water-logged pit and then secured in  resulting anaerobic conditions. These tablets provide a unique insight into daily life and social conditions including, surprisingly, the presence of women on the frontier.

Landscape view of Vindolanda

 More information on Roman army life can be found here.

More information for the visitor.

Information on Hadrian’s Wall, the Antonine Wall and Scotland’s history can be found in Visitors’ Guide to Scotland. The ISBN is 978-1-9161332-0-4. This is also available via Kindle.


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