ANCIENT HANDWRITING DISCOVERED - AND IT'S A DEMAND FOR LATE PAYMENT
June 16 2016.



Recently excavated ancient wooden tablets reveal that the problem of late payments is as old as trade itself. Samantha White, CEO of My Credit Controllers writes:


As builders excavated for the foundations of the new Bloomberg building in the city of London recently, they came across a remarkable find.

A collection of wooden tablets dating from Roman Britain was preserved in the mud. Back in AD60 this was the way you took notes or sent a message. Each wooden tablet has a recess into which molten beeswax was poured. Once this was set, the writer could scrape their message into the wax with a metal stylus. Although the wax is long-gone, sometimes the writer would leave scratch marks in the wood, and it is from these that archaeologists have been able to decipher some of the messages from the past.


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