Mesopotamian ghostbusting

In ancient Mesopotamia, Irving Finkel tells us, everyone believed in ghosts but what did the people do if they encountered one? Watch the video to find out.

When a person died, they had to be laid in the ground with proper ritual. If not, they might come back to visit the living. There was specialist magic with the purpose of appeasing wandering souls and an exorcist might be called to deal with trouble. Irving tells us of malevolent spooks, why the rich had the biggest ghost problem and the story of a departed old woman in need of a young lover...

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Creator's Corner: Mesopotamian ghostbusting with Irving Finkel