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An investigation into the historical and archaeological evidence of demons, curses, and possession, featuring some of the most gruesome artifacts and sites ever discovered 

Demons, jinn, possession, sinister artifacts, and gruesome archaeological discoveries haunt this new book by Dr. Heather Lynn. Evil Archaeology investigates the archaeological record for artifacts and evidence of evil entities, revealing how demons from the ancient world may be dwelling among us. It also looks at the history and lore behind real relics believed to be haunted and includes historical accounts of demonic possession that go as far back as King Solomon invoking demons to help him build his famed temple. 

Is there really a prehistoric fertility goddess figure that has been known to bring death to the families of anyone who holds it? Are there real vampire graveyards? Can the archaeological record prove the existence of demons and malevolent entities? 

Some tantalizing questions Evil Archaeology addresses include: 

  • What is the origin of demons? 
  • What role did Sumerian demons play in the development of civilization? 
  • Are curses real?
  • Can material objects contain evil? What about places? 
  • What can we do to protect ourselves, according to historical records? 
  • Was Jesus an exorcist?
©2019 Heather Lynn, PhD (P)2019 Tantor

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Scholarly

I have no idea why this work received negative feedback. True that it is a scholarly work and therefore if you are looking for sensationalism then you will be disappointed. However, this book has been written by someone who clearly has extensive academic knowledge on the subject being discussed.

Highly recommended.

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interesting subjects

good narrator, interesting subject matter the chapters are not too long so you can easily dip in and out.

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Enjoyed it, well researched

All in all a good listen, some thought provoking stories, well researched and a balanced point of view. Yeah I recommend it

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  • DD
  • 27-06-20

semi-misleading title

if interested in it for the archeology bit, be aware that that discussion is very limited. the rest is not my cup of tea.

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  • CNR
  • 13-09-19

In the end, reaches a bit too wide.

I found the overall topic extremely interesting. It is filled with less discussed topics highlighted by the author's professional illumination, research and focus of detail. This was the majority of the book and I enjoyed it very much.

However, the author then went off onto the connecting roads of ghost reports, haunted locations, and psychiatric symptoms, evaluation and treatment / resources. This caused me a couple issues. First, the author although well referenced, was no longer able to speak as an expert and you could hear it. Two, theses topics were very high-level and felt more fluff to fill the pages and less deeply researched. The examples given were rather basic which was in strong contrast to her examples of the archeological literature.

The author did an excellent job as the reader.

Overall, there were parts of this book that sparkled and perhaps, as least for me, the rest of it could have as well should the book have maintained a narrowed scope.

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  • Tracker Buckmann
  • 17-05-19

Very informative

Extremely well researched. Essential reading for anyone interested in paranormal research. It went into great depth. I will read more books by her.

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  • ADMAD707
  • 02-05-19

Wonderful and Scary

Makes you think...an unbiased look at religion and all its evil counterparts and the foundations of.

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  • Evan Meyers
  • 17-06-21

Important research

My gratitude to Dr Lynn for this important contribution. Research and perspective on evil throughout human history.

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  • CaptainSB
  • 11-04-21

Worth reading, very interesting!

Loved the first half, the last half, while still very interesting, lacked the depth of the first. I wonder if the author and to pull back from the dark subject matter for her own well being.

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  • Justin Herrin
  • 08-02-21

Fantastic book!

I love the writings and the different perspectives it takes on such an old topic. Definitely an interesting listen!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-11-20

not a lot new

to surfacy. if you study paranormal at all slot is redundant of other info. the afterward was most interesting

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  • Christian Sumphere
  • 25-09-20

Not all Archeology. Still worth a 5 Star review.

I saw some bad reviews on this book because she doesn’t stick to what might be defined as archeology by some of the reviewers. I still thoroughly enjoyed the subject matter and how she expands on it. Very informative and plenty of references to follow up on.

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  • Brett Phar
  • 19-08-20

well-researched on the subject.

having spent two years in the feel the paranormal I can say that many books written about it are complete drivel. this book was well-researched well written and very unbiased on the subject. it neither attempts to validate 1 theology or viewpoint but attempts to look at the subject from a whole from multiple points of view. I recommend this book.

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  • average height KEVIN
  • 15-08-20

Interesting but not as advertised

Interesting book about all sorts of spooky, occult type stuff, not fully about evil archeology artifacts.