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In the News: Third-Century Egyptian Curses Translated

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Photo of a curse also translated by Maltomini, P.Oxy.LXV 4468. An Italian researcher at the University of Udine has translated a third-century Egyptian papyrus that appears to contain the templates for making curses. It is believed that this is a template because, although the curses are spelled out in full, space is left blank, presumably to fill in the name of the target. Live Science had this to say: The deciphered love spell invokes several gnostic gods. (Gnosticism was an ancient religion Read the full post...