1.30.2010

A Roman 'Swiss' Army Knife

On display at the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge.




World's first Swiss Army knife revealed - made 1800 years before today's version
- The Daily Mail

Update - David Meadows de-bunks it here, and ... I gotta agree about the fork being a later invention when it comes to eating! Whoops ...

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  1. Fitzwilliam's Greece & Roman galleries were closed when I got to visit Cambridge this fall. They were offering a promotional (i.e. pay for it) behind-the-scenes tour one day during my conference, and it was a huge temptation to blow off my conference and take that tour. (But since my employer was paying me to attend the conference, I figured I shouldn't...)

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