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Pic of the Week
The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum curates fragments related to five lead curse tablets from ancient Rome. One of these tablets was recently conserved and placed on view, along with the original iron nail associated with it...A recently conserved 2,000-year-old Roman curse tablet, spells out an anonymous plea for the grisly demise of a slave named Plotius. It is one of five tablets that have been part of the university’s collection since 1908, when graduate student William Sherwood Fox began the painstaking process of studying and deciphering the lead tablets.
The transcript of the curse leaves nothing to chance in attempting to ensure that the slave Plotius will not enjoy his last few days!
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