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Marriage among the ancient peoples of the East. Brief overview of wedding rituals in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Israel


Marriage is an important event for people. Throughout history, depending on the historical period and the geographical area where it was celebrated, weddings have taken different forms, with each nation having certain peculiarities regarding marriage, but also certain common elements present in all the peoples around it. This study describes the wedding rituals of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Israel, and concludes with a brief comparison between these peoples, highlighting the main similarities and differences in their wedding rituals.

Ioan-Daniel Manolache, PhD Candidate, Doctoral School „Dumitru Stăniloae”, University of Bucharest.
Keywords :

Marriage, Antiquity, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel


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