Today for our undead in the classical world blog series, Assyriologist JoAnn Scurlock discusses attitudes surrounding death, burial and funerals, the afterlife, and ghosts in ancient Mesopotamia.
Monthly Archives: October 2022
Blog Post #67: Beyond the Grave with Melissa S. Cradic
Continuing with our undead in the classical world blog series, this week archaeologist and Badè Museum curator Melissa Cradic guides us through the complexities of excavating ancient graves, and relationships between the living and the disembodied dead in the ancient near east.
Blog Post #66: Dealing with the Living Dead: The Vampire of Mytilene with Sandra Garvie-Lok and Hector Williams
Today we continue with our blog theme of the undead in the classical world! This time we take a look at the work of Sandra Garvie-Lok and Hector Williams, who take us on a journey through the origins of the modern vampire, vampire folklore, and the story of The Mytilene Vampire.
Blog Post #65: Necrophobia: Fearing the Walking Dead with Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver
This month we are featuring blogs about the undead in the classical world! This week, Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver discusses beliefs and practices concerning necrophobia (fear of the dead), and revenants (those who return from the dead) in antiquity.