Ancient ghosts that haunt the origins of our religious culture

Ancient ghosts that haunt the origins of our religious culture A shattered clay tablet which deals with ghost lore in the British Museum.
The First Ghosts: Most Ancient of Legacies by Irving Finkel (Hodder & Stoughton, £25.00/€29.99) This is a fascinating yet grim book which describes in detail the beliefs of the cultures of Mesopotamia concerning the departed dead. The author, who is the senior assistant keeper at the British Museum, is in charge of the written relics…
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