Cerberus at the Gates of Hell, and Magic Curse Tablet from Jerusalem

Here are two interesting posts I saw today on the Archeology News Network.


The heads of Cerberus, detail from a Roman statue in the Heraklion Archeology Museum [Credit: Howard Standbury/flickr]

The first is Archeologists find statue of Cerberus in Turkey at a spot alleged to be one of the original Gates of Hell in Greek legend. The cave was revealed by the number of dead birds outside its entrance, killed by the noxious fumes that come therefrom.

The second post is Ancient Magic Curse Tablet Found in Jerusalem which shows it wasn’t just YHVH who ruled back then as the tablet evokes six gods from four religions.