Wednesday, February 3, 2010

roman "swiss army" knife

The world's first "swiss army knife" has been uncovered - made hundreds of years before its modern counterpart.

An intricately designed Roman knife, which dates back to 200AD, is made from silver with an iron blade. It features a spoon, a fork, as well as a spike, spatula and small tooth-pick.

The knife was excavated from the Mediterranean area. The unique item is among dozens of artifacts exhibited in a newly refurbished Greek and Roman antiquities gallery at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England.

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