The Celtic Curse - The Roman Baths

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The Celtic Curse - The Roman Baths

This small but unique object contains the only surviving words written in British Celtic. Although we can read the letters on it, we don't know what it says because no-one wrote Celtic down. It is one of 130 surviving messages to the gods scratched on sheets of lead and thrown into the King's Spring in Roman times. Then a sacred spring, it was the focal point for worship of the goddess Sulis Minerva.

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