Friday, December 10, 2010

Spiritual plate found in Lebanon dig

spiritual plate in Lebanon

An excavation team working in Lebanon has found a lead plate believed to date between the second and fourth centuries that was apparently used to invoke the spirits of the dead.

This 6-cm-wide, 14.7-cm-long plate was discovered near the entrance of an underground grave which is adorned with an ancient Greek text, "May the unjust be removed from them" and "May signs of a gag and shame, and disgrace be given to them," along with the names of four people.

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