Evidence of First GhostswithIrving Finkel

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Irving Finkel, PhD, is Senior Assistant Keeper of ancient Mesopotamian script, languages, and cultures at the British Museum. He is the curator in charge of cuneiform inscriptions on tablets of clay from ancient Mesopotamia, of which the Middle East Department has the largest collection of any modern museum. He is author of several books, including, The First Ghosts: Most Ancient of Legacies, The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood, The Lewis of Chessman and What Happened to Them, and The Last Resort Library. The British Museum website is britishmuseum.org.

Irving Finkel discovered many clay tablets with cuneiform writing about ghosts from ancient Mesopotamia. He suggests that belief in ghosts is widespread across all cultures and underpins all religions. He deciphered the first depiction of a ghost in a clay tablet that is in the Guinness Book of World Records.

00:00:00 Introduction

00:09:02 Ancient ghost writings

00:21:47 Magic and rituals

00:22:38 Oldest depiction of a ghost

00:28:07 Communication with ghosts

00:34:56 Belief in ghosts across cultures

00:37:52 Clay tablets

00:59:17 Perceptibility of ghosts and spirits

01:02:46 Ancient Mesopotamia religion

01:15:07 Conclusion

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Published on January 3, 2024


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