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4. Orlov Eye Of Brahma

The third entry about a jewel stolen from a sacred idol in India, the Black Diamond was once the eye of Lord Brahma in an ancient Indian temple. That was until a monk decided to steal it for material gains, while being unaware of the jewel’s mystical power. The jewel made its way to the Russian princess, Nadia Orlov, who then sold it to a diamond merchant. Each of its owner suffered a terrible misfortune at the hands of the jewel that it had to be cut into 3 parts to break the curse.

Cursed Artifacts Throughout History
Cursed Artifacts Throughout History

 

5. Ring Of Senicianus

The earliest mention of the ring is found in ancient Roman tablets, where a man named, Silvianus is recorded as informing the gods about a ring that has been stolen and goes as far as saying that whoever stole the ring would be condemned to misfortunes and destruction until it is returned to its original and righteous owner.This ring is considered to be the inspiration for the fantasy novel, Lord of the Rings.

Cursed Artifacts Throughout History
Cursed Artifacts Throughout History

 

6. Vigango Wood Carvings

Contrary to most of the items on this list, the Vigango wood carvings bear misfortunes to not those who steal them, but to those who it originally belonged to, ie. the Gohu Tribes of Kenya. The wood carvings are made with the purpose of honoring the dead and are thought to contain the soul of the deceased. So, when a few of these carvings went missing in 1999, the tribe saw the worst draught & starvation period in history.

Cursed Artifacts Throughout History
Cursed Artifacts Throughout History
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