By David Aghadiuno Published 06/03/2016 16:06:00 | Views: 2082
The faint scratchings have been deciphered by a renowned classicist. Picture: John Stillwell/PA via AP

A Bloomberg building site in London has drawn the attention of archeologists all over the world as several ancient tablets have been unearthed at during digging. The oldest of the items is a Roman waxed tablet dating back 2000 years and is just one of over 400 items found at the site. These items contain specific information including data about commercial deals, names and contracts for transactions and provide a look into the business lives of the earliest Roman Britons.

Information deciphered from some of the tablets contains the first mention of London in history and mentions of historical figure Julius Classico. There are also records of residents of the city and financial contracts from AD 62.

The financial-information company Bloomberg which owns the site was quick to broadcast the find in a video posted on social media. The video shows the firms Jemma Read saying “Bloomberg is a company built on communication” and sees itself as the “guardian” of the site. Sophie Jackson of the Museum of London Archeology said “We always had high hopes for the Bloomberg dig… but the findings are far beyond expectations.” She also stated that “The writing tablets are truly a gift for archeologists trying to get closer to the first Roman Britons.”

Michael Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg said that Bloomberg “has embraced the City of London’s rich heritage” and is “thrilled that Bloomberg has been at the core of a project that has provided so much new information about London’s first half century”

Over 700 of the artifacts from the dig will be on display in a public exhibition space that will sit in the Bloomberg building from autumn 2017

By David Aghadiuno 06/03/2016 16:06:00

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