Children in Ancient Sumer: How Much Do We Know?

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June Ancient Near East TodayBy: Vitali Bartash

Children constitute a large portion of any society. But the meaning of childhood varies from one society to another. This results in specific habits of child caring and raising, their legal status and overall life conditions. Childhood is more than just a biological stage in human development, it is also a social and political concept. Ancient Sumer was no exception.

Children and childhood remain largely (more…)

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