Thousands of medieval wax seals are being studied by scientists for fingerprints and palm prints, to examine British society from centuries ago, and perhaps even solve some medieval crimes! Yes… modern forensics. See some examples in the link:
Most of us who have searched old newspapers have run across the long list of names typically published in the 19th century, informing readers that mail was waiting for certain individuals. (It has often made me wonder who sent those letters to my ancestor and what did they say?!) Well, in the Netherlands a trunk full of undelivered letters from the late 17th and early 18th centuries has been found. Experts have big plans for making the content available to the world. Some researchers are going to have quite a score! Read what’s happening!