Archaeologists Uncover 1,500-years-old Ancient Amulet with a Flawed Palindrome

January 6, 2015 4:49 PM

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According to Live Science, the amulet was found in the ancient city of Nea Paphos in southwest Cyprus. On one side, the ornament had several images carved into it.

It is not the first ancient artefact bearing a palindrome to be discovered. Similarly, Roman lead ‘curse tablets' have been recovered in Bath, for example, which include magical words and symbols, or were written back to front to increase the curse's potency. Palindromes were possibly used with a si...

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