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The First Ghosts
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The First Ghosts (Hardback)

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Ghosts - the spirits of the dead - have walked by our side since time immemorial.







In The First Ghosts, author Irving Finkel looks at ghosts from a standpoint quite different to that of most spectral literature. Drawing on evidence from the very earliest pre-human archaeology and the very earliest writing and literature, Finkel suggests that belief in and experience of ghosts emerges as a central component of humanity since its inception.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalAncient history: to c 500 CEHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyMind, Body & SpiritUnexplained phenomena / the paranormalGhosts & poltergeists Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Publication Date: 28/10/2021 ISBN-13: 9781529303261  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr Irving Finkel is Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian (i.e. Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian) script, languages and cultures Department: Middle East at the British Museum, headquartered in London's Bloomsbury. 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 - some 130,000 pieces - of any modern museum. This work involves reading and translating all sorts of inscriptions, sometimes working on ancient archives to identify manuscripts that belong together, or even join to one another. http://www.britishmuseum.org/the_museum/departments/staff/middle_east/irving_finkel.aspx

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