The oldest vampire legends are from Mesopotamia. Excavated evidence in the form of pottery shards which were carved to tell the tales of vampires suggest existence of a cannibalistic, blood drinking vampire demon, Lilith or Lilitu. Persian, Babylonian, He
This castle home houses about 14,000 artifacts including the cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia which dates back to 2300 BC, vivid works of arts and crafts as well as ceramic decorative tiles from different parts of the world, which Mercer acquired in his travel. Fonthill showcases hundreds of 19th century European and American prints and drawings. Carpets, draperies, bed linens, and clothing are kept as short term special exhibits and cannot be viewed on a regular house tour.
The human remains inside a wooden museum box were originally discovered in 1929 at the Ur site in Iraq. Scientists have dubbed the skeleton "Noah," as the perhaps man likely lived after a massive flood occurred at the site.