Protection from the Evil Eye

An Israeli lifeguard, snorkeling in the Mediterranean Sea, discovered a discus representing the pupil of an eye, which would have been adorned the bow of a ship in order to ward off the evil eye.  Although commonly used in the ancient world, only four other amulets of this type have been found in the Mediterranean Sea.  The lifeguard, David Shalom, turned over the artifact to the Israel Antiquities Authority, which praised his good citizenship.

Read more:
The IAA Press Release
Haaretz
Israel National News

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