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Photograph of SCP-XXXX post-event 01/02/2019

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Neutralized Safe

Special Containment Procedures: As of 07/18/1983, the item has been Neutralized
As of 10/30/2018, the item has been restored

SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a secure locker lined with lead, to prevent radiation leakage. All experimentation of SCP-XXXX is prohibited unless approved by the Site-Director. SCP-XXXX is to be handled with standard protective radiation equipment, during transport, examination, and/or experimentation.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a ceramic neck-amphora vase over 2,500 years old. SCP-XXXX was approximately created in 450 B.C. Weighing 6.9 kg, the vase is 0.9 M tall with an opening diameter of 25 cm. It is constructed of ceramic clay and traces of soft metals, with painted Greek stencils around the neck and foot of the vase.

Inscribed around the midsection is a story of Greek folklore. This story involves a gathering of various Greek gods and mythological creatures, including Hermes, Artemis, Apollo, Leto, Dionysus, and a satyr.1. It has been difficult in deciphering the meaning of the story, as the vase's midsection has become obscured with various unrelated depictions. SCP-XXXX causes the dissipation of any object/organism that enters its interior chamber below the neck of the vase. A detailed illustration of the inserted item perpetually appears on the surface of the vase's exterior. Most added details are not discernible from the original inscription, except for a few nonsensical items previously placed in its interior.

Anomalous activity was reported after Foundation members who recovered the item lost multiple radio/microwave instruments, intended to measure for signs of emissions. There was no apparent limit to the amount or type of items inscribed in the vase, as a result, over the years the exterior of SCP-XXXX has become obscured with items placed inside, including food, weapons, toys, extremities, et cetera.

SCP-XXXX's interior reveals a "soft green glow". The glowing presence is permanently attached to the inner ring of the bottom of the vase and is not capable of being extracted. The object emits 300 mRem or 3 mSv/hr, equivalent to a year's worth of ordinary natural radiation in approximately an hour, on average.

History: Historical records found near the discovery site of SCP-XXXX indicate the vase is a legend based on superstition and celestial power. The vase is part of a set of five decorative items sent from the Greek goddess Athena2, to her patron city of Athens. The other items in the set, most likely pottery, have not been located. See Article Update 1/19

SCP-XXXX was obtained by the Spartans during the Peloponnesian War3, after the battle of Aegospotami. The Spartans discovered the anomalous properties of SCP-XXXX when a man lost his arm after he stuck it in the vase. The Spartans recognized the capability of SCP-XXXX and sealed the vase in a storage tunnel near the city of Sparta. SCP-XXXX would remain hidden for over 2,500 years.

SCP-XXXX was neutralized July, 18th, 1983 after being incorrectly packaged and shipped to Area-179. The shipment was delayed several times after severe weather warnings canceled transportation of SCP-XXXX. MTF Epsilon-6 ("Village Idiots") led the response and were instructed to rush the packing procedure during a small window of clear weather, resulting in the destruction of SCP-XXXX during transportation. The vase has broken into several large pieces, the inexplicable green radiance is no longer present, and all radioactivity has ceased to emit from the vase. Despite no longer presenting anomalous activity the Foundation decided to preserve the remnants in storage, in hopes of use as a reference for any future discoveries.


As of September 21, 2018, a request to reopen SCP-XXXX's file has been approved by the Director of Area-179. In a re-examination of terminated Foundation property, Dr. Maron of Area-179 has noted the possibility of reconstructing SCP-XXXX, in light of modern technology. Using Foundation equipment on-site, Dr. Maron has deduced a method to re-configure the item using a combination of heated plastic and soft metal. This acts as an adhesive between broken shards of the item. Assuming SCP-XXXX requires a source of radiation, Dr. Maron has been granted permission, at his own expense, to test 0.25 kg of four radioactive isotopes including Pu-238, Cs-137, Cf-252, and Am-241.

— Maria Jones, Director, RAISA

Addendum XXXX.1:
[circa 450 B.C. - Creation] The first account of SCP-XXXX is recorded.
[circa 431 B.C. - Peloponnesian War] The Spartans liberated SCP-XXXX from Athens.
[02/23/1983 - Re-discovery] SCP-XXXX was re-discovered under the city of Sparta after 2,500 years.
[05/28/1983 - Foundation Notice] Fisherman died of radiation poisoning outside Kalamata, Greece.
[07/10/1983 - Confiscation] The SCP Foundation confiscated "radioactive vase".
[07/18/1983 - Neutralization] SCP-XXXX was neutralized during transportation to secure facility.
[09/21/2018 - Approval] Dr. Maron granted permission to attempt to restore SCP-XXXX.
[10/20/2018 - Rebuilt] SCP-XXXX has been repaired with available technology.
[11/25/2018 - Item Restored] Dr. Maron has successfully refurbished SCP-XXXX to its original state.

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