1,700-year-old Greek curse tablet translated
Published on December 28th, 2011 | by Admin0
A fiery ancient curse inscribed on two sides of a thin lead tablet was meant to afflict, not a king or pharaoh, but a simple greengrocer selling fruits and vegetables some 1,700 years ago in the city of Antioch, researchers find.
Written in Greek, the tablet holding the curse was dropped into a well in Antioch, then one of the Roman Empire’s biggest cities in the East, today part of southeast Turkey, near the border with Syria.
Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: Professor Alexander Hollmann