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Ancient Mesopotamian Slavery

For Ms.Difranco By: Lilly Pishney

∞Lilly Bean∞

on 2 November 2012

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Ancient Mesopotamian Slavery
Facts By: Lilly Pishney Project
For Ms.Difranco Facts
Slavery but very popular in the Mesopotamian society. -Slavery was not only evident - Their society was a primitive somewhat semi barbarian civilization. - Slavery existed and loomed all around - Crimes like assaulting one's mother or elder
brother could result in having to be a slave. - Most slaves were criminals and war captives. -It's widely believed that slavery came into being for agriculture, around 1,000 BC. -Not many slaves could be used by nomads because of the difficulty for such people to supervise, manage and control large numbers of slaves - Anyone could be subjected to slavery, reasons like owed debt, assaulting mother or elder brother. - Some privileges the slaves get are the fact that they can get married to a free or slaved-individuals. Also the fact that they can, eventually, purchase their own personal freedom. -For most cases slaves were used for building public buildings and temples. The exception was to the wealthy individuals. - Most slaves who did domestic work Thank you for watching Credits:
To Google,
Also to Prezi.com Questions Mesopotamia were women and children. crime=
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