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A boy from the 13th century who preserved his homework on birch bark

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https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/12/03/a-boy-from-the-13th-century-who-preserved-his-homework-on-birch-bark/ said:
Onfim was an ordinary boy who lived in Novgorod, in Russia, during the 13th century. As was common practice at the time, he wrote letters and drew pictures on birch bark with a sharp stylus.

Accidentally, Onfim created fascinating archaeological data which was discovered centuries after he lived. This unintentional time capsule has provided a unique insight into life in Medieval Novgorod...
 

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Interesting article! Thank you for posting. Novgorod is a place I've long wanted to visit.
 

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I love this stuff. Literacy seems to have been relatively high in medieval Rus'.
 
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