Roman Well Signage

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5/18/16
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Caesarea National Park , Israel , Herod the Great , Hellenism , Roman Empire , Judea , Caesarea Maritima , Straton's Tower , Well , Magic , Eusebius
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Signage about Roman well. Text reads: Some sixty lead scroll fragments dating to the 4th c. AD, probably execration tablets and binding spells, were recovered from this well, where they had been intentionally thrown as a magical practice. In his address on the dedication of the Holy Sepulchre in 335AD, Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, firmly condemned these widespread practices and what he called "curse tablets of forbidden sorcery."
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