Assyrian Precautionary Procedures Taken in Serious Circumstances
College Of Basic Education Research Journal,
2013, Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages 367-380
AbstractThis research attempts to shed light on the position of the ruling authority in Assyria during the natural disasters or catastrophes as a result of wars affecting the general trend of daily life.
People became homeless and need assistance because they suffer from the ravages of disaster and they became prived of shelter, clothing, housing and medical care and all the needs of daily life. The present research deals also with the precautionary procedures that were taken by the authorities in Assyria, in anticipation of such happenings.
It must be mentioned that the ruling authorities are striving to provide the requirements for life for its citizens as well as the supply of humanitarian aid, rebuilding what was destroyed. These authorities did their best in order to carry out the rituals and religious edicts such as the prayers and rituals and offerings to prevent the evil and harm from the Kingdom as a whole and from the person of the King and his subjects. They also passed laws and legislations to protect the rights and property of distressed families and individuals who have been affected by war or disaster. Finally, they did their best in order to build the kingdom and the temples. This was considered as the social security for widows and orphans who were homeless.
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