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Newspapers are still going strong despite the Internet. Before all this technology, newspapers were the main source of information for people. Do you know that Julius Caesar introduced the earliest known official written news as far ... as 59 BC?

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The Acta Diurma (Daily News) was a handwritten sheet, posted daily in the Forum of Rome. It contents would not have been out of ... in a modern newspaper.

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Accounts of battles, military appointments and political events were written about in ... detail.

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Citizens in distant ... of the Roman Empire sent men, scribes, to Rome to copy the news. There were no photocopier in those days of course.

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The scribes then sent the newspaper back ... letter.

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In this way, they were able to keep in touch with what was ... on at the centre.

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Sadly, the Acta Diuma didn't last and like so many of Romans' inventions it couldn't be copied by the people who followed them. After the death of this early form of newspaper, it was left to travellers to spread the ... .

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Until the invention of the printing press in the 1400s, information was carried from place to place by ... of mouth.

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