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Golden curse tablets found in Serbia

Engraved curse tablets made of gold and silver foil have been found in 4th-century graves in eastern Serbia. They believe the inscriptions are magic spells, taken to the grave to invoke divine powers to perform good or evil. "We read the names of a few demons, that are connected to the territory

Greek curse tablets translated

Five lead curse tablets that date back 2,400 years have been translated. Four of the tablets were engraved with curses that invoked the names of "chthonic" (underworld) gods, asking them to target four different husband-and-wife tavern keepers in Athens. The fifth tablet was blank and likely had a spell or incantation

Roman curse tablet found in England

A Roman curse tablet containing 14 names has been unearthed in Kent, England. Only six of the 14 names are legible. The Roman names of Sacratus, Constitutus, Constan and Memorianus can be seen. There are also two Celtic names - Atrectus and Atidenus - written on the tablet. Dr Tomlin said the eight

1,600-year-old Roman curses translated

Two ancient curses inscribed on lead tablets have been translated, revealing their intended victims: a senator named Fistus and a veterinarian named Porcello. Sánchez Natalías added that it isn't certain who cursed Porcello or why. It could be for either personal or professional reasons. "Maybe this person was someone that (had)

1,700-year-old Greek curse tablet translated

A 1,700-year-old curse tablet written in ancient Greek has been translated. 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

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