Most people are familiar with the pharaonic curses of Egypt. But Phoenician kings had a few spells up their sleeves as well. May all who dare disturb the dead tread with care. … More Ancient Magic – Part III: “Who disturbs my slumber?”
A lead curse-tablet, unearthed in 1929, highlights the competitive nature of chariot-racing in Roman Beirut. Just how does one go about casting a spell on an enemy? … More Ancient Magic Part II: Of Spells & Curses
In the late 5th c. AD, a group of students from the Roman School of Law in Beirut adopted the practice of black magic. Late at night in the streets of Beirut, they set on enacting a gruesome act. … More Ancient Magic – Part 1: Students Run Amok!