We had a great turnout at the talk today. Thank you to the 55+ people who came…

We had a great turnout at the talk today. Thank you to the 55+ people who came to learn about our Roman Lead Curse Tablet.


Reviving a Two Thousand Year Old Curse
The great turnout for the Oct. 31st event.
This Roman curse tablet dates to the 1st century BCE. Inscribed on a sheet of lead, the curse condemns Plotius to a painful death, and offers sacrifices to the Gods who will make the curse possible. These images show the scroll, which was unrolled for study by Hopkins alumnus William Sherwood Fox in 1908 undergoing conservation for display in the museum.

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Reviving a Two Thousand Year Old Curse
This Roman curse tablet dates to the 1st century BCE. Inscribed on a sheet of lead, the curse condemns Plotius to a painful death, and offers sacrifices to the Gods who will make the curse possible. These images show the scroll, which was unrolled for study by Hopkins alumnus William Sherwood Fox in 1908 undergoing conservation for display in the museum.

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Unveiling an ancient Roman curse to celebrate Halloween : Johns Hopkins University – The Gazette
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The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum is celebrating Halloween by unveiling a recently conserved 2,000-year-old Roman curse tablet, which spells out an anonymous plea for the grisly demise of a slave named Plotius. It is one of five tablets that have been part of the university’s collection since ...

Today, there will be two great lunch-time talks about our special exhibition of…

Today, there will be two great lunch-time talks about our special exhibition of the museum's Roman Curse Tablet.
12:15-12:30, Elisabeth Schwinge, graduate student in Classics, discusses the original use and history of the tablet.
12:30-12:45, Sanchita Balachandran, Curator/Conservator, discusses the recent conservation of the tablet.

Want to learn about a two thousand year old curse in the Archaeological Museum?…

Want to learn about a two thousand year old curse in the Archaeological Museum? For Halloween, the Museum unveils a Roman lead curse tablet and will hold two "museum chats" discussing its history and recent conservation. Please mark your calendars and come:
Monday, October 31st
12:15-12:30, Elisabeth Schwinge, graduate student in Classics, discusses the original use and history of the curse tablet
12:30-12:45, Sanchita Balachandran, Curator/Conservator, discusses the recent conservation of the tablet
The curse will also be on view for the remainder of the semester.
Want a sneak peak at the tablet? Visit our website:
http://archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu/the-collection/object-stories/a-roman-lead-curse-tablet/


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Great talk coming up at the Walters -

Great talk coming up at the Walters -


The Hunt for Looted Antiquities
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In recent years, several of America's leading art museums have voluntarily given up their finest pieces of classical art to the governments of Italy and Greece. The monetary value is estimated at over half a billion dollars. Why would they be moved to such unheard-of generosity?

Take a look at our revised and expanded website that was launched today.

Take a look at our revised and expanded website that was launched today.


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There was a great turnout at the museum and AIA talk tonight. We look forward t…

There was a great turnout at the museum and AIA talk tonight. We look forward to seeing everyone next month on Friday, November 18th for Susan Toby Evans' "Untangling the Net Jaguar of Teotihuacan."


AIA Event Listings - Untangling the Net Jaguar of Teotihuacan -
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Location: Gilman Hall Room 50, The Marjorie Fisher Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus Baltimore, MD United States

Sanchita Balachandran, Curator/Conservator for the Museum, has been conserving a…

Sanchita Balachandran, Curator/Conservator for the Museum, has been conserving an ancient Roman curse tablet dated to the 1st century BCE. Inscribed on a lead tablet, the curse condemns Plotius to a painful death, and offers sacrifices to the Gods who will make the curse possible. The conservation of the tablet—which has been broken into over 50 pieces since it was unrolled and transcribed by Hopkins alumnus William Sherwood Fox in 1908—will make the curse visible again. Want to read the full translation of the curse? Want to learn more about how the curse was physically pieced together? We will place this tablet and its transcription and translation on view in time for Halloween. Check our Facebook page for information on informal museum talks about this ancient curse tablet on Halloween day.


Reviving a Two Thousand Year Old Curse
This Roman curse tablet dates to the 1st century BCE. Inscribed on a sheet of lead, the curse condemns Plotius to a painful death, and offers sacrifices to the Gods who will make the curse possible. These images show the scroll, which was unrolled for study by Hopkins alumnus William Sherwood Fox in 1908 undergoing conservation for display in the museum.