The First Ghost Stories | Dr. Irving Finkel

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Joshua J. Mark
by Archaeology Now
published on 07 November 2022

Learn how the near-universal belief in ghosts goes back to the beginning of time. Discover how the oldest known writing, in cuneiform script on tablets of clay, gives us a full picture of the ancient Mesopotamian ghost experience: who might be expected to be a ghost, how to keep the dead happy in the netherworld, how to banish annoying ghosts that keep appearing and how to summon the dead to come back and disclose the future.

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Now, A. (2022, November 07). The First Ghost Stories | Dr. Irving Finkel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2864/the-first-ghost-stories--dr-irving-finkel/

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