Cradle of Civilization

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Love, Sex, and Marriage in Ancient Mesopotamia

Posted by Fredsvenn on August 14, 2014

Sumerian Couple

Marriage in ancient Mesopotamia was of vital importance to the society, literally, because it ensured the continuation of the family line and provided social stability. Arranged marriages were the norm, in which the couple had often never met, and there were even bridal auctions where women were sold to the highest bidder, but human relationships in ancient Mesopotamia were just as complex and layered as those today and part of that complexity was the emotion of love.

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