Content Warning: Miscarriage, Infant Mortality. This week we are going to briefly explore how Assyrians and Babylonians conceptualised illnesses and the people responsible for attending to physical, mental, and supernatural ailments. First of all we need to understand how ancient Mesopotamians interacted with religion. The crucial element to keep in mind is that there wasContinue reading “Protecting Against The Supernatural: Demons, Ghosts and Witches in Ancient Mesopotamia.”
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Ancient Office Politics – with perilous consequences
This week we will explore the world of Neo-Assyrian priests and the lengths they will go to, in order to keep their coveted positions in the high temples of brutal Assyrian empire.