‘Magical artifacts’ discovered alongside centuries-old pilgrimage path to Mecca might have protected towards evil eye

An assortment of 400-year-old artifacts discovered alongside a former Muslim pilgrimage route from Egypt to the Arabian Peninsula might have been used for “magical rituals” or ceremonies, a brand new examine finds.

Archaeologists found the gathering of products in Eilat, a area in southern Israel. Among the many objects had been quite a few clay-made objects, together with a figurine of a unadorned lady (presumably a goddess) together with her arms raised, miniature votive incense altars, rattle fragments, animal collectible figurines and an array of coloured quartz pebbles and seashells, in line with the examine, revealed July 14 within the Journal of Materials Cultures within the Muslim World.

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