Friday, August 02, 2019

Roman Joke Pen

"Ancient Roman 'Pen' Was a Joke Souvenir"
During an archaeological excavation at a Roman-era site in London, researchers found around 200 iron styluses used for writing on wax-filled wooden tablets. One of those styluses, which just debuted in its first public exhibition, holds a message written in tiny lettering along its sides. The inscription's sentiment, according to the researchers who translated it, is essentially, "I went to Rome and all I got you was this pen."
I came, I saw, I bought some kitchy trinkets!