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Demon wards unearthed under ancient floors


Posted on Monday, 13 January, 2014 | Comment icon 5 comments

Eggs were used in many ancient rituals and traditions. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Archaeologists have discovered evidence that the residents of an ancient city used eggs to ward off evil.
Long before the advent of modern science, people of the ancient world would attribute destructive events such as earthquakes and tsunamis to spirits, demons and other evil forces.

At the site of the ancient city of Sardis where a devastating earthquake once struck, archaeologists have unearthed evidence that its residents once relied on special rituals and charms to ward off evil and prevent subsequent disasters.

Artifacts such as eggshells and coins were found to have been buried as part of these rituals in a discovery that is believed to be one of the few known examples of how natural disasters affected the people of the time on a personal level.

"That's what makes this deposit so interesting," said Elizabeth Raubolt of the University of Missouri. "It's one person's way of coping with the uncertainties and tumultuous events of that period."

Source: Live Science | Comments (5)

Tags: Charm, Demon, Sardis


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Paranomaly on 13 January, 2014, 14:50
I don't see how eggshells and coins equals demon wards...
Comment icon #2 Posted by Child of Bast on 13 January, 2014, 15:26
I don't see how eggshells and coins equals demon wards... If you read the article those items were quite common to use. But I think you'd have to dig a little deeper yourself to find out what traits these items had which would convey protection of this kind to those living in ancient times.
Comment icon #3 Posted by moonshadow60 on 13 January, 2014, 16:44
They remind me of witch bottles, now that I think of it.
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer on 13 January, 2014, 17:33
Is this really any stranger than burning incense to ward off evil or the ringing of bells?
Comment icon #5 Posted by calaf on 13 January, 2014, 22:54
I don't see how eggshells and coins equals demon wards... UM is a place where trash heaps become holy talismans. It just gets weirder from there.


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