Inscribed 12th century slate may have been used to ward off evil

Archaeologists have discovered a rare incised slate while digging at Nevern Castle in England. The slate dates to between 1170 and 1190.

The slate includes stars and other designs and may have been made by a peasant or soldier. The slate would have been easily seen in the castle entrance and may have been used to ward off evil.

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