Archaeologists have found an ancient protection against witches

03.02.2004

03.02.2004


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A reminder of the dark past has been found in the analysis of the foundation of the rural house in Lincolnshire, in the village of Navenbi. Glass bottles containing bent pins, human hair and perhaps urine, had oberech house and its inhabitants from the dark forces. They were buried around 1830 — and this means that the fear of the dark forces persisted for much longer than previously thought.

The find was made by chance during a home renovation. Then she has not made much of an impression — put the bottle in the closet. The value of these vessels was found only after they accidentally brought to the meeting, arranged by the Department of Archaeology of Lincolnshire County Council. Bottle, most likely a former glass inkwell or candlestick, was damaged during the excavation, but retained all the contents. According to one hypothesis, the pins were soaked in urine, to the witch districts experienced discomfort when urinating. Bottles were to ward off evil spells, redirecting them to the one who said these spells.

At the end of the XVI-XVII centuries. Britain experienced a "witch hunt." Hundreds of women were persecuted and sometimes put to death for alleged employment of black magic. Most witches were hanged, not burned, as is commonly believed. Protection of the family and home from the action of evil forces could be in many forms, including burying the shoe under the threshold and immurement cats. These bottles are often made of stone, were common in the early XVII century. A bottle of Navenbi, however, refers to 1830, to the time when such beliefs have had to disappear. It is reported NTR.Ru.

02.02.2004

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