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Sex curse found at ancient Cyprus site: report
Google News ^ | July 12, 2008 | AFP

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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1 posted on 07/16/2008 10:50:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 07/16/2008 10:52:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

Talk about really bad Hallmark cards. No wonder they’re gone.


3 posted on 07/16/2008 10:54:19 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Prophetic — they saw into the future and noted how Jackson feels about Obama.


4 posted on 07/16/2008 10:59:13 PM PDT by Bushwacker777
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To: Bushwacker777

Except for the part about the n-word. :’)

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/jessejackson/index


5 posted on 07/16/2008 11:07:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Nice thing about that curse, it’s almost *bound* to work on the cursee, if the curser doesn’t care how long it takes.


6 posted on 07/16/2008 11:08:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv
Sure hope for the sake of the archaeologists that it isn't like a chain letter or bearer bond.

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.

7 posted on 07/16/2008 11:17:47 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Maybe it is an advertisement for sheep-skin prophylactics (condoms).


8 posted on 07/17/2008 1:01:56 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: SunkenCiv

It wouldn’t hurt so bad if you’d put it in the RIGHT hole.

Guffy Greeks


9 posted on 07/17/2008 4:31:54 AM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"It is better for it to hurt when you pee than never to have loved at all."

"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

10 posted on 07/17/2008 4:40:43 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (The Bible just don’t sound right unless it’s KJV and read aloud with a Southern accent.)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


11 posted on 07/17/2008 5:21:17 AM PDT by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nice ping, I didn’t know you were a commedian!


12 posted on 07/17/2008 5:23:39 AM PDT by EarthBound (Ex Deo,gratia. Ex astris,scientia (Who the hell do I vote for now?))
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Re: Guffy Greeks

I had no idea that one of my ancestors was a tomb robber from Cyprus. Live and learn


13 posted on 07/17/2008 5:33:23 AM PDT by wildbill ( FR---changing history by erasing it from memory.)
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To: wildbill
I think some times facts about our ancestors are better left unknown.
14 posted on 07/17/2008 5:36:58 AM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: combat_boots

How about, “may your life be full of lawyers”. ;0)


15 posted on 07/17/2008 5:42:40 AM PDT by seemoAR
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To: combat_boots
original article: The city, a regional capital under the Romans, still flourished in the 7th century AD but was abandoned by the 12 century.

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?

16 posted on 07/17/2008 6:14:35 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: combat_boots

There’s one in Japan that translates to “die sh!tting”.


17 posted on 07/17/2008 6:42:55 AM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: coconutt2000
"Maybe it is an advertisement for sheep-skin prophylactics (condoms)."

Trojans, no doubt...

18 posted on 07/17/2008 6:47:05 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
How did I know I'd find you between a rock and a hard place?


19 posted on 07/17/2008 10:00:25 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
"How did I know I'd find you between a rock and a hard place?"

It was a vacation spot highly recommended in my professional periodical...


20 posted on 07/17/2008 10:09:14 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack; SunkenCiv
You read Men's Wear Daily? Then you must have seen the petroglyph ...


21 posted on 07/17/2008 10:14:56 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

;’)


22 posted on 07/17/2008 11:38:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv
He said the tablet showed a man standing holding something in his right hand that looks like an hour glass.

I'm guessing that's no hour glass....

23 posted on 07/17/2008 11:42:17 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.)
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To: EarthBound; martin_fierro

Well, it’s a tough room if it wasn’t obvious. ;’)

Truth is, I may have forgotten to ping martin_f.


24 posted on 07/17/2008 11:44:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv
"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.

*wince* 

25 posted on 07/17/2008 11:49:48 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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