First article on the Vindolanda writing by PL 30 years ago

Watching Alice Roberts (BBC4) on the archaeology of Roman Britain reminded me that I wrote for the Observer what I think was the first news media article anywhere on the amazing writing tablets found at the Roman fort  of Vindolanda. They still c0ntinue to be found and have given extraordinary insight into the daily life of Romans on the northernmost border of the Roman Empire.

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