The ancient Egyptians had nothing on curses. These ” curse tablets ” are proof of that. Although these curses seemed to be mainly aimed at this Greek family’s tavern ( I believe that good bars are pretty much SACRED anyway ).
I have a BIG book about ancient mythology & folklore which might have something on curse tablets. It’s a different subject than what I’ve covered before, but I have a veritable gallimifrey of interests from A – Z / zed. & interesting. Religious & spiritual practices from all over this crazy blue marble capture my interest, engage my curiosity & keep my mind from crashing like a computer hard – drive with a virus.
If curiosity is MY ” curse “, then I’m pleased as punch to have it. 🙂 Maybe there are ancient curse tablets out there with curses wishing undying curiosity on people – Now wouldn’t THAT be the coolest ?
May your curse ( or what you may perceive as a curse ) turn out to be your blessing !
The lead tablets, which were meant to curse tavern keepers in ancient Athens, were found in the grave of a young woman who lived 2,400 years ago.
Source: Curse Tablets Discovered in 2,400-Year-Old Grave
My first entry using my new machine. Using a touch – screen computer has been an exercise in patience & controlling heaps of irritation. 🙂 That being said, this story is a very interesting little find. Although it may have been a sight more helpful if you were a DIY kind of person or were the village handy – man / tinker type of person. Early tech as a form of currency – I definitely think Bob Vila would approve. Makes me wonder what kind of currency humanity will have in about 200 – 300 – something years. Maybe barter will make a big – time comeback.
Ancient humans traded tools between tribes and they gained social significance.
Source: Tools May Have Been First Money
Now I’ve got a sudden craving for the flesh of the woolly mammoth. 🙂 I seem to recall a story on the Discovery Channel back in the early 90’s where Russian paleontologists found an intact mammoth frozen in an ice – pack, but this guy is just a skeleton. Still, no telling WHAT we can learn from it about early human dietary habits. I’m certain that early Siberians ( Denisovans, perhaps ? ) WEREN’T vegetarians. & unless the climate was radically warmer, the mammoth & dinosaurs probably didn’t co – exist.
45,000 years – Don’t mention this to Young Earth Creationists….. 🙂
The slashed and punctured bones of a woolly mammoth suggest that humans lived in the far northern reaches of Siberia earlier than scientists had previously thought, a new study finds.
Source: Butchered Mammoth Suggests Humans Lived in Siberia 45,000 Years Ago
I LOVED, LOVED, ** LOVED ** the 1st season of ” HUMANS ” on AMC. I was hoping for a 2nd season & it looks like this will come to pass.
It’s like ” Blade Runner “, ” I, Robot ” ( in series form ) ” A.I. ” & several other concepts about artificial intelligence & ” synthetic people ” blended together.
& humanoid robots exist – although they’re mostly used for P.R. purposes & mostly in Japan & Korea. They can’t do any ” heavy lifting ” & just how artificially – intelligent they are is up for debate. I think the humanoid robots / androids that exist now in the real world are just very – cleverly programmed puppets / electronic marionettes.
But they DO exist, & IF ( Big ” IF ” ) some ideas that I’ve heard have any weight at all, robots & synthetic people might be a reality before the mid – 21st century. AND they’d be affordable ( Maybe on a ” rent to own ” basis ? ) as well.
So the idea ( s ) behind ” HUMANS ” might not be so far – fetched after all ( I said, with memories of ” Small Wonder ” & The early Disney Channel’s ” Not Quite Human ” drifting through my mind – & Asimov’s robot stories, of course ). I’ll be looking forward to see how the plot develops. Would they be servants, or equals ?
Humans Season 2 cast, spoilers, pictures, bios, latest news, show summary, forum and more. Humans (TV show) on AMC is a drama series, based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans, that is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth — a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart.
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