Have you ever wondered if the ancient Greeks and Romans had serial killers living among them? In this post, Dr. Debbie Felton of UMass Amherst discusses research from her forthcoming book project on serial murderers in the ancient world. We might be bombarded by TV shows about murderers, but we know comparatively little about their existence in the distant past – read on for some creepy (yet illuminating) facts!
In the next of our Halloween-themed blog posts, we examine the widely misunderstood practice of human sacrifice throughout human history!
In this next scare-tacular blog post we examine curses in the Ancient Mediterranean. From mummies and tomb curses to spurned lovers and romantic rivals, curses could be used to harm and to protect.
Here at Peopling the Past we are excited to kick of an eerie series of posts in honour of Halloween! Every Friday through October we will release a new post explaining the history behind some of our most chilling Halloween traditions and scary stories. So grab your flashlight and your candy corn, and get ready for some scare-tacular history!