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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

Cursed lead plate found near Lebanon grave

A lead plate inscribed with curses in ancient Greek has been found near the entrance to an underground grave in Lebanon. An excavation team from Kyoto University working in Lebanon has found a lead plate believed to date from between the second and fourth centuries that was apparently used to

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