Mysterious amulets in Serbia | Photo: Djordje Kojadinovic / Reuters
In 2016, mysterious scrolls made of gold and silver with mysterious inscriptions were discovered in Serbia. The items were next to the buried bodies.
Serbian archaeologists are trying to decipher the mysterious inscriptions on the small scrolls. Scientists are sure that the records are in Aramaic. The scrolls were located next to skeletons that were discovered at the foot of a large coal-fired power plant in Kostolac, in northeastern Serbia. This is also where the excavation works are underway, preceding the planned construction of another power plant, which is to be built near the ancient Roman city, Viminacium.
Mysterious amulets discovered in Serbia
The mentioned notes were found in two lead amulets. Amulets were attached to the deceased, whose remains were estimated at the 4th century CE. According to scientists, the inscriptions are spells that summoned good and bad spirits. On one of the scrolls, several demons were read that can be associated with the territory of today’s Syria.
The find is the first of its kind in Serbia. Magic amulets were usually hidden with the dead when the person died a sudden death. It was believed that such a death meant that the spirit could not find peace and needed magical support in the form of amulets.