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Roaming, Malicious, Hooligan Ghosts

Moudhy Al-Rashid: Mesopotamian Ghostbusting, 27 January 2022

The First Ghosts: Most Ancient of Legacies 
by Irving Finkel.
Hodder, 344 pp., £25, November 2021, 978 1 5293 0326 1
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... maths and shared songs and baked bread. They also saw ghosts. In his new book, The First Ghosts, Irving Finkel, the curator in charge of the BM’s clay tablets (and the reason I dropped law to study cuneiform), discusses what these and other artefacts excavated from Mesopotamia tell us about supernatural apparitions and the ways they populated everyday ...

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