Tech & Science : Pompeii archaeologists find 'sorcerer's treasure trove', including fertility charms - PressFrom - Australia
  •   
  •   

Tech & Science Pompeii archaeologists find 'sorcerer's treasure trove', including fertility charms

07:15  13 august  2019
07:15  13 august  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Treasure Trove Discovered at Egypt’s Atlantis, Where Cleopatra Was Crowned

Treasure Trove Discovered at Egypt’s Atlantis, Where Cleopatra Was Crowned In Plato’s Critias the fictional city of Atlantis—a rival to ancient Athens—was cursed by the gods, besieged by earthquakes and floods, and disappeared into the ocean. For centuries, people wrote pseudo-histories about the ancient city and its supposed location. According to Stanford professor Dan Edelstein, some of the theories about Atlantis even provided fodder for Nazi mythology. But for all of the interest it generated, Atlantis never actually existed. There were, however, places that suffered its fate.

Archaeologists working in the buried Roman city of Pompeii say they have uncovered a " sorcerer ' s treasure trove " of artefacts, including The trove was found in what remained of a wooden box. The wood itself had decomposed and only the bronze hinges remained, preserved by the volcanic material

Archaeologists working in the buried Roman city of Pompeii say they have uncovered a " sorcerer ' s treasure trove " of artefacts, including The trove was found in what remained of a wooden box. The wood itself had decomposed and only the bronze hinges remained, preserved by the volcanic material

Pompeii archaeologists find 'sorcerer's treasure trove', including fertility charms© Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation The haul of artefacts has been described as a 'sorcerer's treasure trove'. (Supplied: Archaeological Park of Pompeii)

Archaeologists have discovered a trove of good luck charms and items used in fertility rituals preserved for thousands of years in the ruins of Pompeii.

The dozens of items included crystals, mirrors, beads, amber, buttons made of bones, amulets, dolls, miniature penises and a small skull figurine.

They were found in the same room as the bodies of 10 victims of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79, including women and children.

Treasure Trove Discovered at Egypt’s Atlantis, Where Cleopatra Was Crowned

Treasure Trove Discovered at Egypt’s Atlantis, Where Cleopatra Was Crowned In Plato’s Critias the fictional city of Atlantis—a rival to ancient Athens—was cursed by the gods, besieged by earthquakes and floods, and disappeared into the ocean. For centuries, people wrote pseudo-histories about the ancient city and its supposed location. According to Stanford professor Dan Edelstein, some of the theories about Atlantis even provided fodder for Nazi mythology. But for all of the interest it generated, Atlantis never actually existed. There were, however, places that suffered its fate.

Archaeologists discover a mysterious ' sorcerer ' s treasure trove ' trunk at Pompeii filled with dolls, skulls and miniature PENISES. He thinks that it is more likely that the objects belonged to a servant or slave than the owner of the house. Indeed, the chest did not include the gold that all the wealthy

A SORCERER ' S " treasure trove " belonging to an Ancient Roman ritualist has been found in the ruined city of Pompeii . The box was filled with trinkets made of crystal and bone – and some of the objects may have been Experts believe that the items could' ve been used in rituals for fertility or seduction.

The artefacts were found inside what remained of a wooden box, which had its bronze hinges preserved by the volcanic material that covered the city after the volcano's eruption.

Massimo Osanna, director of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, told Italian news site ANSA the discovery was like a "sorcerer's treasure trove" of artefacts.

He said they likely belonged to women, and the lack of gold in the box suggested they might have been owned by a servant or a slave.

"They are objects of everyday life in the female world and are extraordinary because they tell micro-stories, biographies of the inhabitants of the city who tried to escape the eruption," Mr Osanna said.

Mr Osanna said the objects contained iconography that invoked fortune, fertility and protection against bad luck.

Scottish archaeologists uncover large stone hall possibly used by powerful 12th-century Viking chieftain

Scottish archaeologists uncover large stone hall possibly used by powerful 12th-century Viking chieftain Archaeologists in the Orkney Islands, off the north coast of Scotland, discover ruins that may have been a Viking drinking hall possibly used by a powerful 12th-century chieftain. The large hall was uncovered during excavations at Skaill Farm in Westness, Rousay. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

Archaeologists in Pompeii have discovered a treasure trove of good luck charms and fertility amulets which they think may have been used for casting spells by an ancient Roman sorcerer . The collection includes tiny carved phalluses, pieces of bone shaped as human skulls and fists

A SORCERER ' S " treasure trove " belonging to an Ancient Roman ritualist has been found in the ruined city of Pompeii . The box was filled with trinkets made of crystal and bone – and some of the objects may have been used for bizarre "seduction rituals", archaeologists claim. Pompeii was an Ancient

"There are dozens of good luck charms next to other objects that were attributed with the power of crushing bad luck," he said.

"They could have been necklaces that were worn during rituals rather being used to look elegant."

The trove was discovered in the backyard of the important Casa del Giardino, where frescoes, preserved mosaics and historic graffiti were discovered earlier this year.

The site also contains an inscription that prompted historians to revise the likely date of the Vesuvius eruption, from August 24 to October 24.

MAFS' Nic Jovanovic speaks about his testicular cancer battle... after his ex-'wife' Cyrell Paule made insensitive comments about his fertility struggles.
He battled testicular cancer for the second time last year. And on Wednesday, Married At First Sight's Nic Jovanovic opened up about his battle with the disease after his ex-'wife' Cyrell Paule made insensitive comments about his fertility issues. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 26
This is interesting!