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Mouse-shaped Roman leather toy discovered

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In the former Roman Vindolanda camp (northern England), scientists looked closely at the collection of preserved antique pieces of leather. Scientists, reviewing scraps of artefacts, drew attention to the shape of one of them.

One of the pieces has the shape of a mouse measuring 12.2 by 2.6 cm. There are traces of eyes and fur on the skin, which, according to scientists, suggests that the object was a form of a toy for a child.

This and many other pieces of leather, gathered in one sack, were discovered in 1993. An interesting discovery will be on permanent display at the Vindoland Museum.


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