Terrible secret revealed by tablets underground in Athens !

Tablets that were used to summon souls dating back 2500 years were found underground. In Athens BC 30 lead tablets fou

Terrible secret revealed by tablets underground in Athens !

Tablets that were used to summon souls dating back 2500 years were found underground.

In Athens BC 30 lead tablets found in a bath in the first century
Each tablet is etched with a curse to harm someone who died
The dead are said to have died prematurely and are ‘disturbed’
The dead seem to have been affected by these tablets

Tablets that were used to summon souls dating back 2500 years were found underground.

Tablets that were used to summon souls dating back 2500 years were found underground.

Thirty lead tablets, called ‘gods of the underworld’, were discovered at the bottom of a 2,500-year-old well in ancient Athens.

‘Ritual texts’ are tasked to curse the rivals of those who live, whose souls are said to be ‘disturbing’ and who die with them, who died timelessly.

 

Hexagons were scraped with lead and nailed on the coffin that died initially, but those who wanted to hurt had to find other ways to cast spells following the ‘black arts’ ban.

Archaeologists believe that the next best place is to throw them in a well, because people may have thought that the messages would find their way to the underworld.

2,500-year-old well in ancient Athens

2,500-year-old well in ancient Athens

Dr. Jutta Stroszeck, Kerameikos excavation manager on behalf of the German Archaeological Institute in Athens, told Haaretz: ‘the person who ordered the order is not mentioned only by the name of a curse’

Experts believe there are four reasons for the curse of the deceased: to sue, do business, win athletic competitions, and for general love and hate issues.


 

The well was first excavated in 2016 and BC. It is part of a bath from the 1st century and four tablets were unearthed at that time.

Dr. Jutta Stroszeck

Dr. Jutta Stroszeck

In addition to spells, experts also drink drinking cups (skyphoi), wine mixing cups (crater), clay lamps, cooking utensils, special wide-mouthed clay containers for drawing water, trinket box, a scraper used by potters, drawing a wooden pulley, well part of the mechanism) organic remains, such as a series of bronze coins and peach pits.

The ‘ritual texts’ were commissioned by the living to curse their rivals who died in an untimely manner, as their souls were said to be ‘unquiet’ and carried the messages with them to the afterlife

Researchers believe that hexagons were placed in a well after a new legislation to manage the graves unearthed in 317-307 BC.

‘Black arts’ became a taboo in the region, and while the new law was in force, damn tablets were not allowed in the graves.

 

In the last years of the fourth century BC, he announced that those who wanted other malevolences had to find other ways to communicate with the underworld.

Apparently they thought that the wells were closer to the afterlife.

The well, which is the water source for the old bath, is about 32 meters deep and made of limestone.

A professional curse writer was hired to create the tablets, then folded and pierced with an iron nail.

Before the ban on ‘black arts’, he would be nailed into the coffin in the hopes that the damn soul would take them to the underworld.

Researchers analyze 30 tablets using reflection transformation imaging, which has been used to reveal text in other ancient Greek tablets in the past, which allows even the smallest inscriptions on lead to be read.

Archaeologists hope to find out after all the nature of the curse and whether the targets of the hexagons are any of the famous Athenians living in the city in the late fourth century BC.

In addition to the spells, experts also found other items such as drinking vessels (skyphoi), wine mixing vessels (krater), clay lamps, cooking pots, special broad-mouthed clay pots used to draw water (kadoi), wooden artifacts including a trinket box and a figurine (pictured)

 

 

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