Ancient Black Magic Unlocked? Archeologists Find Devil-Invoking Spells, Skeletons in Serbian Grave
With death comes a divine power or curse? Archeologists in Serbia stumbled upon strange, creepy inscriptions alongside 2000-year-old skeletons buried in an ancient Roman grave.
According to Reuters, the strange finds were unearthed at the foot of a massive coal-fired power station in Kostolac, site of the Roman city Viminacium between the 1st and 6th century A.D.
The report added that the inscriptions, believed to be magic spells, were found on the rolls of gold and silver plates.
"The alphabet is Greek, that much we know. The language is Aramaic -- it's a Middle Eastern mystery to us," Miomir Korac, chief archaeologist at the site in eastern Serbia, told the outlet.
Archaelogists admitted that they still have not figured out whether the magic spells are meant for good or bad. But they noted that the containers closely resemble amulets of "binding magic."
Paganwicca, a website that shares knowledge about charms and spells, explains that binding spells are often used to keep the individual from causing harm to themselves or to others.
Another insight provided by Psychic Lessons said binding spells can also be used as a love spell by tying someone to you. The magic, as the website explains, would produce an energetic bond between two people to create an undying attraction between their souls.
In addition, History Blog said the amulets found could have been cursed tablets which called on spirits, demonic or divine powers to wish harm to someone.
Nonetheless, archaeologist Ilija Dankovic believes the charms were buried with someone who had a "violent death," so that they would be able to find peace in their demise.
"We read the names of a few demons that are connected to the territory of modern-day Syria," Dankovic added.
The archeologists are still trying to decipher the exact meaning of the inscriptions, which also include symbols possibly representing astrological signs or cosmic forces.