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Ancient ‘curse tablets’ discovered down a 2,500-year-old well in Athens

February 10, 2020 - General

Texts are written on the tablets invoking the gods of the Underworld to inflict harm on other people. “The person who ordered a curse is never mentioned by name; only the ‘recipient’”, explains Dr Jutta Stroszeck of the German Archaeological Institute at Athens, who heads the Kerameikos research.

Oval lead “coffin” with a spell against Pytheas & co., ordered by Pytheas’ opponent in an Athenian law court
[Credit: Dr. Jutta…

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