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Older than Dracula: in search of the English vampire

Older than Dracula: in search of the English vampire The Premature Burial. Antoine Wiertz (1854) Sam George, University of Hertfordshire The story of Count Dracula as many of us know it was created by Bram Stoker, an Irishman, in 1897. … Continue reading

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How long have we believed in vampires? (from The Conversation)

How long have we believed in vampires? EMVDS-photography/Shutterstock.com Sam George, University of Hertfordshire Vampires have a contested history. Some claim that the creatures are “as old as the world”. But more recent arguments suggest that our belief in vampires and … Continue reading

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How long have we believed in vampires?

Sam has an article here, ‘How long have we believed in vampires?‘ for The Conversation on the long history of vampires.

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A Guide to Ancient Magic

A fascinating, though brief, article from the Smithsonian on ancient spells and curses from Sumeria, Greece, and Rome

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