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ca. 1st/2nd Century A.D.
Writing in ancient times was accomplished in a number of ways including the use of the 'stylus'. Wooden boards were covered with a thin coating of wax. The stylus would scratch into the wax notes which the writer wished to make a temporary record. Later the wax could be smoothed out again and new notes could be written once more. Bronze, ivory, and other materials including wood were used to fashion this writing instrument of the ancient world.

2001-2002 Museum of Biblical World