Curse Tablet from Uley

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 October 2016

This curse tablet is engraved with with an appeal to Mars and Mercury regarding a theft. The inscription reads:
"To the god Mars/Mercury...
gold ring from...[house] and iron fetter...
who did wrong...let the god discover".

Circa 100-200 CE, Found at Uley, West Hill, Gloucestershire, UK. Transcription and translation by Roger Tomalin. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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