Archaeologists have unearthed a series of 2,000-year-old magic spells in Serbia

Researchers in eastern Serbia have discovered a series of magic spells etched onto tiny rolls of gold and silver, buried alongside the remains of humans who died almost 2,000 years ago. The incantations seem to invoke divine powers to do good or evil, but the researchers are still trying to translate exactly what they say, and what they were used for. “The alphabet is Greek, that much we know. The language is Aramaic – it’s a Middle Eastern mystery to us,” chief researcher Miomir Korac, from the Archaeological Institute in Belgrade, told…

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