Someone mentioned this in passing and I looked it up and thought it was neat.

Example of Sator Square

The Sator Square (or Rotas Square) is a two-dimensional word square containing a five-word Latin palindrome. It features in early Christian as well as in magical contexts. The earliest example of the square dates from the ruins of Pompeii, which some scholars attribute to pre-Christian origins, such as Jewish or Mithraic.

Source: Sator Square | Wikipedia