To be born
in a family was to be considerably important.
family members wore a short skirt that reached to the knees and the more important
a long skirt. The women covered the left shoulder with her skirt and fastened
it under her right arm.
The idea of family was not very highly developed in the Assyrian culture, especially
in the earliest times. In the latter part of the Assyrian empire family names
or more widely used, with emphasis on gentility and descent.
Marriages were monogamous unlike the Old Babylonian Period. The first born son
received the largest portion of his father's inheritance, but many times the
entire estate was tended to by all the sons to avoid dissension in the family.
Ancient Assyrian Social Structure
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