Skip to comments.Sex curse found at ancient Cyprus site: report
Posted on 07/16/2008 10:50:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
An unexpected sexual curse has been uncovered by archaeologists at Cyprus's old city kingdom of Amathus, on the island's south coast near Limassol, according to a newspaper on Friday.
"A curse is inscribed in Greek on a lead tablet and part of it reads: 'May your penis hurt when you make love'," Pierre Aubert, head of Athens Archaeological School in Greece told the English language Cyprus Weekly.
He said the tablet showed a man standing holding something in his right hand that looks like an hour glass. The inscription dates back to the 7th century AD when Christianity was well established on the island, leading the French professor to surmise that it referred to the activity of witchcraft or shamans surviving from the pagan era.
The ancient city of Amathus was founded by the Phoenicians at around 1500 BC and derived its wealth from grain and copper mines. The city, a regional capital under the Romans, still flourished in the 7th century AD but was abandoned by the 12 century.
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Talk about really bad Hallmark cards. No wonder they’re gone.
Prophetic — they saw into the future and noted how Jackson feels about Obama.
Except for the part about the n-word. :’)
Nice thing about that curse, it’s almost *bound* to work on the cursee, if the curser doesn’t care how long it takes.
Didn't get to see much of Limassol when I was there, just passed through. Spent most of my time in Nicosia and Larnaca. Wasn't able to get over to Ayia Napa but hope to if I'm ever able to return.
Maybe it is an advertisement for sheep-skin prophylactics (condoms).
It wouldn’t hurt so bad if you’d put it in the RIGHT hole.
"Don't Give a Dose to the One you Love Most" by Shel Silverstein
No don't give a dose to the one you love most
Give her some marmelade give her some toast
You can give her the willies or give her the blues
But the dose that you give her will get back to you
The godfather of all curses is Arabic: (translation, well, sort of) May your t(*&tEKH&^$ be doorknockers on the gates of hell.
That is a curse.
Nice ping, I didn’t know you were a commedian!
Re: Guffy Greeks
I had no idea that one of my ancestors was a tomb robber from Cyprus. Live and learn
How about, “may your life be full of lawyers”. ;0)
combat_boots: The godfather of all curses is Arabic: (translation, well, sort of) May your t(*&tEKH&^$ be doorknockers on the gates of hell.
You know what I'm thinking would have caused a flourishing 7th-century Mediterranean city to have been abandoned by the 12th century?
There’s one in Japan that translates to “die sh!tting”.
Trojans, no doubt...
It was a vacation spot highly recommended in my professional periodical...
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