CAE Listening Part 2
You will hear a short radio report about how technology is helping archaeologists who want to learn more about some texts written over 2,000 years ago known as Roman tablets. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.
The speaker says that an Ancient Roman ‘tablet’ was about as thick as a present-day 7 .
At the site of an old 8 , archaeologists discovered about 200 tablets.
Roman soldiers often used tablets writing letter or documents of a 9 nature.
On one tablet mentioned, the word 10 is legible as well as people’s names.
An expert in what’s called 11 says that the project is very challenging.
Panels on the tablets were once filled with 12 , which provided the writing surface.
Efforts to analyse the original texts using 13 photography were unsuccessful.
New technology is also being applied to other historical texts which were written using 14 .