Its rarity makes it extremely valuable, and its everlasting luster symbolizes the Sun’s power and immortality.
The archaeological record is filled golden objects that have remained shining through the centuries. These inscriptions on metal were harnessed to bring vengeance.
Given the value of this precious metal, these artifacts are almost always more than just art; they’re statements of power, faith, or cultural identity. In August 2016, archaeologists discovered golden curse tablets in eastern Serbia.
While some are written in Greek, others are written in an unknown language with indecipherable symbols. Experts believe the unique symbols were a secret code between the user and the demon.
The sides are decorated with leaf images and three small elephants climb up the side.