Buried nearly 2,000 years ago in Serbia, rolls of gold and silver etched with "magic spells" are baffling archaologists. Reuters reports on a "Middle Eastern mystery" unearthed at the site of an ancient Roman city.
"We read the names of a few demons, that are connected to the territory of modern-day Syria," archaeologist Ilija Dankovic said at the dig, as more skeletons from the 4th century A.D. were being uncovered.
The fragile, golden and silver scrolls – which once unrolled look like rectangles of foil similar in size to a sweet wrapper – may never be fully understood.
They are the first such items discovered in Serbia but resemble amulets of "binding magic" found in other countries, Dankovic said.
Very Pazuzu, isn't it?