The very first recorded ‘tablet’ made of wax and displaying a child’s Greek homework from 1,800 years ago is to be exhibited at the British Library this year.
The artifact, will go on display as part of the Writing: Making Your Mark exhibition between 26 April and 27 August 2019.
The ancient tablet, which has been made famous due to a depiction which resembled a laptop, was discovered in Egypt, and showed to perfectly preserved lines carved on wax with a stylus in Greek.
The ‘tablet’ features a great example of handwriting, spelling exercises and times tables done as homework by a child estimated to be at the age of eight or nine.
According to Tornos News, the tablet will be exhibited for the first time, after having been in storage for the past 40 years.