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Ancient Greeks Made Sure Their Dead Wouldn’t Rise As Zombies

The remains of a grave at Passo Marinaro.
Credit: Photograph by C.L. Sulosky Weaver, courtesy of the Regional Museum of Kamarina,  Sicily.

Fascination with zombies is more than a modern phenomena marking the unavoidable apocalypse of mankind due to one (or more) self-induced calamities. The roots of zombie folklore and myths are clearly traceable from the Americas back to the early African settlements in the Carribean. On those islands, a unique culture that believed the dead can return from the grave took …

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