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June 28 2014

Roman 'curse tablets' etched with messages of revenge are added to the heritage register


We may think that trolling is a modern phenomenon, but the Romans wrote vile messages wishing ill on others, centuries before social media was invented.

A collection of 130 ancient 'curse tablets' featuring gruesome messages of revenge has been added to the World Heritage register.

They include wishes that thieves should go blind and mad, while cheaters become as 'liquid as water.'.

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