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Everyday Life in Mesopotamia: Merchants, Temple Priests, and Prostitutes

Everyday Life in Mesopotamia: Merchants, Temple Priests, and Prostitutes

Welcome to part two in our series on Mesopotamia. The last installment covered the lives of the elites; now let's go several steps down the social ladder. We are going to be covering everyday life in Sumeria, Akkadia, Assyria, and any other civilization that rooted itself between the Tigris and Euphrates.

In particular we will explore the lives of merchants and traders, farmers, women, temple priests, and prostitutes.