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Two ancient curses dating back 1,600 years depict a deity with snakes coming out of its head. This deity may be none other than the goddess Hekate, the Queen of the Crossroads. Invocations in the curses resemble those used for her. (Museo Archeologico Civico di Bologna)  One of the curses targets a Roman senator named Fistus and appears to be the only known example of a cursed senator. The other curse targets a veterinarian named Porcello. Ironically, Porcello is the Latin word for pig.

Black magic revealed in two ancient curses

Two ancient curses dating back 1,600 years depict a deity with snakes coming out of its head. This deity may be none other than the goddess Hekate, the Queen of the Crossroads. Invocations in the curses resemble those used for her. (Museo Archeologico Civico di Bologna) One of the curses targets a Roman senator named Fistus and appears to be the only known example of a cursed senator. The other curse targets a veterinarian named Porcello. Ironically, Porcello is the Latin word for pig.

Vintage 1982 World's Fair Gold Plated Souvenir Pendant Peru Pre-Columbian Style...now I know why I love gold so much is in my blood

Vintage 1982 World's Fair Gold Plated Souvenir Pendant Peru Pre-Columbian Style...now I know why I love gold so much is in my blood

Ceiling mural painting of a rockcut church, Cappadocia

Exploring Cappadocia: The Green Tour

History of Iran: Susa, capital of Elam, favorite residence of the Persian king Darius I the Great

History of Iran: Susa, capital of Elam, favorite residence of the Persian king Darius I the Great

Silver coin of the Kuninda Kingdom, c. 1st century BCE. Obv: Deer standing right, crowned by two cobras, attended by Lakshmi holding a lotus flower.

Silver coin of the Kuninda Kingdom, c. 1st century BCE. Obv: Deer standing right, crowned by two cobras, attended by Lakshmi holding a lotus flower.

1898-1908 China Szechuan Silver Dragon Coin

1898-1908 China Szechuan Silver 50 Cent Dragon Coin NGC Y- 237 VF Details Error

The Starcevo-Cris cultural complex (6200-5300BC) belongs to Early Neolithic, and it is the first archaeological culture corresponding to the neolithisation process of the territory north of the Danube. Starcevo - Körös – Cris cultural aspects are generally considered as being part of a large Early Neolithic complex that spread across Thessaly, Macedonia, Bulgaria, former Yugoslavia, Romania and Hungary

The Starcevo-Cris cultural complex (6200-5300BC) belongs to Early Neolithic, and it is the first archaeological culture corresponding to the neolithisation process of the territory north of the Danube. Starcevo - Körös – Cris cultural aspects are generally considered as being part of a large Early Neolithic complex that spread across Thessaly, Macedonia, Bulgaria, former Yugoslavia, Romania and Hungary

The Celtic Helmet from Satu Mare, Romania (northern Dacia), an Iron Age raven totem helmet, dated around 4th century BC. A similar helmet is depicted on the Thraco-Celtic Gundestrup cauldron, being worn by one of the mounted warriors

The Celtic Helmet from Satu Mare, Romania (northern Dacia), an Iron Age raven totem helmet, dated around 4th century BC. A similar helmet is depicted on the Thraco-Celtic Gundestrup cauldron, being worn by one of the mounted warriors

St. Nicholas appearing to St. Constantine the Great in his dreams, fresco from Decani Monastery

St. Nicholas appearing to St. Constantine the Great in his dreams, fresco from Decani Monastery

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