Mysterious 1,500-year-old Greek Palindrome Amulet

January 5, 2015 7:23 PM

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Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient 1,500-year-old two-sided amulet in Nea Paphos, in southwest Cyprus. A palindrome is an inscription that reads the same backward as it does forward. The amulet was found in 2011 in the ancient agora in Nea Paphos by archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland led by Jagiellonian University professor Ewdoksia Papuci-Wladyka with the Paphos Agora Project.

In the ancient world agoras acted as gathering places. She said that it seems pagan religions and Christianity coexisted in Paphos. Despite the fact that the Romans tried and mostly succeeded in suppressing ancient beliefs, this discovery indicates that some people kept on placing their faith in su...

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