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The Tabularium in Rome was used to house the archives of the Roman Empire.

Unfortunately, these archives do no longer exist. What happened to them?

A 3D reconstruction of the Tabularium building

  • Those documents written on pergamen the Goths probably used to make shoes, or gloves. – Alex Jan 24 '16 at 17:54
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    I would say @Alex that most probably they were overwritten. Writting materials were expensive, the Roman had no good ways of preserving them and, in fact, most of them would, a few decades after being written, contain data that was not interesting except for historians and serve for nothing than to waste space. – SJuan76 Jan 24 '16 at 23:34
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    @Alex Actually, you might want to look into the Goths more in depth. They were Christians by the time they sacked Rome and while they were not particularly nice people, they were not so ignorant of culture as you suspect them to be. – Felix Goldberg Jan 25 '16 at 11:59
  • @SJuan76 Sounds about right to me. – Felix Goldberg Jan 25 '16 at 11:59

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