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Infanticide and exposure in history

By |2018-04-19T11:10:58+00:00August 16th, 2017|People, Religion|

Pasiphae holds the baby Minotaur 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 a baby is infanticide, [...]

The family in ancient Egypt

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

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. [...]