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Causes of superstitions in regards to Gems

Natural History of Pliny
IntroductionThe influence of GEMSOrigin of the Sources: Arabian trailChristian trailMedieval Opinion & Origin of the custom | The attempts to prove | Conclusion


Man is apt to endow many subjects with supernatural power. This custom was known during the centuries, particularly in regard to prehistoric men. Thus, gemstones have been always a subject of great attention. But what were the main causes, able to intrigue a man in such degree in regards to precious and semi precious stones? Let’s figure it out!


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