OVER 2000 ROMAN DOCUMENTS FOUND IN BRITAIN IN 40 YEARS (INCLUDING CURSE TABLETS). I often post on new archaeological finds (for example, here). I am especially pleased by documents with commercial implications. A lot of my reaction is surprise. As I have said, forty years ago, I thought that there were no more Roman documents to be found. Mary Beard says that over 2000 everyday Roman documents have been found in the last 40 years. The English weather preserves documents as well as the dry weather in Egypt does, and improved digital imaging enables more of them to be read.
Another reason why Beard can say that over 2000 documents have been preserved is that Beard counts hundreds of curses which are scratched onto pieces of lead. About 130 of the 2000 documents are curse tablets which were found in Bath in 1979/1980. Here is the wikipedia entry for the “Bath Curse Tablets”.