It was interesting to read recently how the warlike kings of Assyria didn't just maim and mutilate and massacre the living people and rulers they conquered, but the dead as well. They would tear down the tombs of the dead kings in the lands they defeated and take their bones back to Nineveh to scatter them in the streets for the jackals to eat and to be trodden upon. To the Mesopotamians, this was even worse than it would be to us. They thought that if you deprived the dead of their regular offerings of food and worse, mutilated their remains, it would inflict the same injuries and hunger on their ghosts. So the Assyrians didn't just tyrannize and torment the living, but the dead as well. That also beings up the image of Nineveh, capital of the fierce sons of Assur, swarming at night with mangled and howling ghosts, flailing at the proud lords and kings of Assyria in impotent rage for the rest of eternity. I'd like to see that done with CGI.