Amulets found in Serbian sites

Archaeologists are trying to decipher ancient spells etched onto tiny rolls of gold and silver buried with human skeletons almost 2000 years ago in a small Serbian town east of Belgrade. The skeletons were found at the foot of a massive coal-fired power station where searches are being carried out before another unit of the electricity plant is built. The chief archaeologist’s team found two amulets made of lead that when opened had rolls of precious metal silver and gold covered in symbols and writing. The archaeologists believe that the alphabet is Greek and the language is Aramaic. These are the first items discovered in Serbia but resemble amulets of binding magic found in other countries. These were often love charms ordering someone to fall in love but there were also dark, malignant curses as well. Magic charms tended to be buried with children or adults who had a violent death because of the belief those souls of such people had a better chance of finding demons and deities and pass the wishes to them so that they could do their magic. The names of the few demons connected to the territory were deciphered in the scrolls.