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16 08, 2017

Infanticide and exposure in history

By |2019-09-18T07:33:41-07:00August 16th, 2017|People|0 Comments

Infanticide? Pasiphae holds the baby Minotaur What is infanticide? From the Sumerians down to the time of Augustine, all over Europe and Asia, most people agreed that if you had a newborn baby that you didn't want, you could kill it. Or at least you could abandon it somewhere and not take care of it. Killing [...]

17 06, 2017

The family in ancient Egypt

By |2018-12-11T12:19:42-07:00June 17th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, People|2 Comments

An Egyptian family: Nefertiti, Akhenaten, and their daughters A typical Egyptian family Most Egyptians lived in families with a mother and a father and children, just as many people do today. But an ancient Egyptian family often had five or more children. That was because so many children died before they grew up. [...]