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Old 03-27-2023, 05:05 PM   #27
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Default Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Researchers at an isolated site called Sagalassos, in an isolated Greek-speaking area of the Roman empire, have turned up a tomb with an unusual number of protective charms: protections against the deceased.

While the standard respect was paid, the lack of which might have angered the deceased or the gods - Charon's fee, an array of grave goods - the deceased, who had been cremated, had their ashes buried with an enormous number of bent or otherwise deformed iron nails, the still-smoldering embers covered with heavy bricks (unlike other graves in the area), and the site sealed with quicklime.

None of these three practices are common in Roman graves, and the article claims this is the first time all three measures have been found in the same grave. Whoever buried this guy, they were really, to the point of some considerable expense, worried about him coming back from cremated ashes. What sort of power did they think this person had?!?
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