EXPERTS have unearthed a stylus wax tablet at the site of a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall in northern England.
Believed to be from 105-120 AD, the tablet was found just 12 inches (30 cm) from the world's oldest WOODEN TOILET SEAT discovered at the same location last month.
The tablet is one of 12 found at Vindolanda this year and one of seven found from the same building level.
The site, near Hexham, has earlier revealed gold and silver coins and other artefacts of the Roman army.
Dr Birley stated : "If we are really lucky the person using the seat will have had verbal diarrhoea and we will be able to get their personal thoughts regarding life 1,900 years ago."
The Romans used wooden tablets covered with a layer of wax for writing. They would scratch words into the wax using a stylus.