exellent idea may be had of Assyrian splendour from these two
restorations by Felix Thomas of the Palace of Sargon of Khorsabad.
Top, the south-eastern facade and main entrance, where the disposition
of the human-headed bulls is well shown; below, the court of
the harem. Polygamy was not universal in Assyria, but in the
houses of the wealthy the establishment of cocubines might be
very large. They were practically prisoners, unlike the women
of the lower classes, who enjoyed a freedom comparable with
that of their contemporaries in Egypt.
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