News (Ancient) ‘I went to Rome and all I got you was this stylus!’

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The tradition of buying cheap, joke souvenirs for your loved ones while traveling dates back at least two millennia.
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."

https://www.foxnews.com/science/ancient-roman-pen-was-a-joke
 
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