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Posted on: 13 Jan 2016 by Weston Green School | Category: Key Stage 2, Year 5

Write like a Roman

In Latin year 5 have been learning about the Vindolanda tablets, which were found during excavations of the Vindolanda site in 1973. These amazing writing tablets had been preserved for hundreds of years in peat, around what had been the commanding officer's residence of this important Roman fort.  The original tablets were written in Roman cursive script, and had no spaces between the words, or punctuation, which made them very difficult for scholars to read. However, after much work their messages were revealed: many were official military documents but others were private letters, including letters home to families and shopping lists.  One of the tablets, a birthday invitation, represents the oldest surviving example in the world of a woman's writing.

Year 5 enjoyed using the cursive script and written their own messages on thin pieces of wood to resemble the Vindolanda tablets. 

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