Magical Amulet from Gerasa incorporated into International Online Corpus

A very special find from excavations in Gerasa, modern-day Jerash in Jordan, has been incorporated into The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database.

2018.02.05 | Mie Lind

Photo: The Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project.

The Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project directed by Professor Rubina Raja (UrbNet, Aarhus University) and Professor Achim Lichtenberger (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) has revealed many exciting discoveries during the past years. Recently, a magical amulet was published (for this, see Gordon, R., Lichtenberger, A. and Raja, R. (2017): ‘A new inscribed amulet from Gerasa (Jerash)’, Syria 94, 297–306). This magical amulet has now been incorporated into The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (CBd), which was created and is maintained by the Collection of Classical Antiquities of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.

Links: http://classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/3698

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