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date: 24 May 2020

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This article describes the conceptualization and performance of magic rituals in ancient Mesopotamia. It investigates the technical literature associated with this profession to understand better the activities of these scholars and practitioners and various institutions and segments of Mesopotamian society associated with magic rituals. The analysis reveals that the works of these professionals overlap with those of the exorcist, physician, and snake-charmers.

Keywords: magic rituals, ancient Mesopotamia, scholars, exorcist, physician, snake-charmers

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