Monday, July 10, 2017

"Contents of 25 personal letters written by Romans nearly 2,000 years ago to be revealed after they were found near Hadrian's Wall "

From the Daily Mail:
... One of the letters was written by a man called Masclus, who is best known for a previous letter to his Commanding Officers asking for more beer, this time asking for leave from work....MORE
Possibly also of interest:

World's Oldest Weather Report Found in Egypt: It Was Raining, People Were Crabby

Related to the above:

Imagine That: Earliest Surviving Secular Song Is An English Guy Talking About The Weather
...I grew up being told Sumer Is Icumen In was the earliest surviving but this one is a decade or two older, as the post points out.
Adios cuckoo, hello English guy griping* about the cold and wind....