Metal Pen Was Found in Roman Times

That right folks, the Egyptians were using reed pens long before the Romans began using metal pens. Remember Pompeii, Italy? The little town buried during a volcanic eruption in 79 CE. Well during the 19th-century excavation of Pompeii, a bronze pen-point was unearthed.

      79 CE
      Pompeii, Italy

Additional Information:

  • Pen – Wikipedia
    A pen (Latin: penna, feather) is a writing instrument used to apply ink to a surface, usually paper, for writing or drawing.
  • Dip pen – Wikipedia
    A dip pen or nib pen usually consists of a metal nib with capillary channels like those of fountain-pen nibs, mounted in a handle or holder, often made of wood.
  • Pen & Inkwell, Ancient Rome, Replica | Object Lessons – Work …
    This is a replica pen and inkpot. The pen is based on a find from Vindolanda, the site of a Roman fort and settlement along Hadrian’s Wall in northern England.
  • The History Girls: Ancient Roman Pen and Ink by Caroline Lawrence
    This is the time of year when parents encourage their children to write thank you notes for all the Christmas presents they received. That is until recently. Sadly, the art of letter writing seems to be dying.
  • History of Ink and Pen – Writing with Ink – History of Pencils
    Pen is a general name for a writing tool that uses liquid pigment to leave a mark on the surface. This liquid pigment is ink. History of pens starts in Ancient Egypt where scribes, trying to find replacement for styluses and writing in clay, invented reed pens.
  • History of the Pen – Wikiversity
    At the start, with absolutely no technology whatsoever, pens were probably just an idea, but employed on simple items (rocks, sticks, etc.). Early mankind probably scraped rocks onto other rocks, or sticks onto rocks in an attempt to draw/write, or maybe even just for the fun of it.
  • Metal Pens pre-17th Century | scribescribbling
    “There were no metal pens pre-17th century,” is the common wisdom one hears. After all why waste such a precious substance as metal on a mere writing instrument.

Keywords: Language, Writing, Metal, Pens, Pen, Implement, Implements, Italy, Pompeii, 79 CE

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