I didn’t know the existence of this amazing object, but I knew another curious object which is called the magic square of Glocester (see the figure below). This is a Roman inscription found at Gloucester in 1868, but there are other magic squares in other parts of the Empire. It is some kind of enygma or crosswords, with the combination of four special words (one of them is a palyndrom and the the rest are bifrontal). No one has found the meaning of the word “arepo”, not the whole meaning of the sentence, if it was a sentence. Perhaps it was just a game; we don’t know for sure.
More information about this square in:
[en.wikipedia.org] and also in <[digitalcommons.butler.edu];
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