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Roman "curse Tablet" Discovered In England


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Archaeologists in Leicester, England, have recently uncovered a treasure trove of Roman and medieval artifacts, including a 1,700-year-old Roman "curse tablet." Curse tablets were metal scrolls on which ancient Romans wrote spells to exact revenge for misdeeds, often thefts of money, clothing, or animals.

 

The newfound tablet appears to have been written by, or on behalf of, a man named Servandus, whose cloak had been stolen.

 

 

 

 

The writer inscribed a curse into a sheet of lead, asking the god Maglus to destroy the thief.

 

 

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Curse tablets were metal scrolls on which ancient Romans wrote spells to exact revenge for misdeeds, often thefts of money, clothing, or animals.

 

yeah, these we're pretty common in the ancient world. Christians had them too, blessed by some holy man or another.

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