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By F. A. M. Wiggerman

Wiggerman's examine of Mesopotamian monsters bridges the space among textual content and photo. wood and clay figures of titanic spirits reminiscent of Hairy-One (lahmu), Bison-Bull (kusarikku), and Furious-Snake (mushussu) stand safeguard on the entrances to structures to guard the inhavitants from demonic intruders. Deriving his details from the ritual texts that describe the creation and install of those figures, the writer identifies the monsters of the texts with gadgets from the archaeological list and offers a close dialogue of the identities and histories of various Mesopotamian monsters.

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