4,000-Year-Old Assyrian Tablet Discovered Is Ancient Marriage Contract


A 4,000-year-old Assyrian tablet discovered in central Kayseri province, Turkey, is an ancient marriage contract with the first known diagnosis of infertility. The cuneiform engravings seem to indicate that it’s is a sort of ancient prenuptial agreement, detailing everything from divorce to fertility issues.

According to new research detailed in the medical journal Gynecological Endocrinology, this text describes the marriage of a man and woman known as Laqipum and Hatala. According to new research detailed in the medical journal Gynecological Endocrinology, this text describes the marriage of a man and woman known as Laqipum and Hatala. As part of their agreement, it says the husband could employ the help of a surrogate mother if the couple failed to conceive a baby two years after the date of marriage.

“As part of their agreement, it says the husband could employ the help of a surrogate mother if the couple failed to conceive a baby two years after the date of marriage.” The tablet is currently on display at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum.

Via [MyModernMet]

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