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Honourable discharge certificates issued to non-citizen Roman legionaries after 25 years service (26 in the navy), cast in bronze and granting, among other things, them and their descendants Roman citizenship and all the rights and privileges that went with it.

It's 1,950 years old, and still has 5 of the original 7 seals intact.

Fascinating thread on these ancient documents.
Of COURSE the Romans would be the ones to invent the 3-ring binder.
 

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Her obituary from 2000:

 

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Very important Roman remains have been discovered in Yorkshire, in the north of England


I see standard Roman wall construction. They would lay fitted stones on the two sides of the wall to define the thickness, then fill the gap between with "rubble" (random shaped rocks) and concrete mix, which locks the mass together. If memory serves, they didn't use shuttering or forms to hold the wall together as it hardens, so they built one layer at a time.

 

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It's really interesting about her family's connections with the Honourable East India Company at the highest levels, particularly with Warren Hastings, and about her aunt's experience in the marriage market, which found eligible wives for East India men, which the author argues coloured her feminism.

 

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It's really interesting about her family's connections with the Honourable East India Company at the highest levels, particularly with Warren Hastings, and about her aunt's experience in the marriage market, which found eligible wives for East India men, which the author argues coloured her feminism.
Thank you for this. Most interesting look at the context of her writing that I'd never read before. Austen remains one of my favorite authors and this adds new depth to the subtext.
 
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A radiological examination of a 2,000-year-old mummy presumed to be a male priest shows it’s actually the preserved remains of a woman—and a pregnant one at that.

New research in the Journal of Archaeological Science documents the “first known case of a pregnant embalmed body,” as the archaeologists, led by Wojciech Ejsmond from the Warsaw Mummy Project, write in their study.

Originally dubbed “mummy of a lady,” the linen-wrapped body was donated to the University of Warsaw in 1826. During the 1920s, and then again in the 1960s, hieroglyphics on the coffin were translated to “Hor-Djehuty,” which corresponds to the name of a male Egyptian priest. Radiological scans made in the 1990s further reinforced the interpretation of the mummy as being male, but the “current research proves that the sex of the mummy is undoubtably female,” as the archaeologists write in their study.
 
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