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Pompeii discovery: Archeologists uncover ‘sorcerer’s treasure trove’ of good luck charms, phallic amulets

In the volcano-buried ancient Roman city of Pompeii, near modern Naples, archeologists say they have uncovered a “sorcerer’s treasure trove” of amulets, gems, and charms.

The artifacts, which may have been used to ward off bad luck and promote fertility, were discovered in the remains of a wooden box that had decomposed so much that only the bronze hinges were preserved under the volcanic material that coated it.

According to the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, the items…

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