onflagration occasioned by that edifice being struck by lightning.
The Cretans also used bronze records.
Among the ancient inscriptions on bronze yet extant are the Scriptum de Bacchanalibus, Imperial Library; Trajan's Tabula Alimentaria ; the helmet found at Cannae with Punic letters, in the museum at Florence, and various others in the Italian museums, containing inscriptions in Etruscan and Latin.
A deed for land, engraved on copper in Sanscrit characters and bearing date about 100 B. C., was dug up at Mongheer in Bengal.
The grantor was a Bideram Gunt.
Pliny informs us that such documents were rolled up like a cylinder.
Two letters are still preserved which passed between Pope Leo III.
and Luitbrand, king of the Longobards.
Montfaucon notices an ancient book composed of eight leaves of lead, the outside two forming the cover, and the whole held together by a leaden rod passing through rings at the back of the plates.
The book contained mysterious figures of the Ba