Learn about ‘Curse Tablets of Roman Britain’ at Fenland Archaeological Society talk in Wisbech

Learn about ‘Curse Tablets of Roman Britain’ at Fenland Archaeological Society talk in Wisbech.

Learn about ‘Curse Tablets of Roman Britain’ at Fenland Archaeological Society talk in Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

Fenland Archaeological Society’s next talk is to be held at Mendi’s, Old Market, Wisbech, on Tuesday November 8.

The speaker, Paddy Lambert, is an archaeologist from Oxford Archaeology East based at Bar Hill. He will be talking on the subject of ‘Curse Tablets of Roman Britain.’

Organisers said: “Curse tablets are usually small, flat pieces of lead sheet that have been inscribed by a pointed implement.

“As a member of Roman society, if you thought you had been ‘wronged’ by persons known or unknown, you could visit your local temple, to whatever god you chose, and ask the priest to prepare you a curse tablet.”

Many of these fascinating glimpses into the Roman mind-set have been unearthed in Britain and Paddy will reveal some of their stories to us.”


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The talk will start at 7.30 pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Admission costs £2 on the door for non-FenArch members.

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