REPRESENTATIONS OF HOMELESS CHILDREN IN WARLIKE SCENES IN THE NEO-ASSYRIAN PERIOD
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Egyptology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo Univ., Cairo, Egypt
The purpose of this study is to focus on how children were graphically represented in warlike scenes, especially those who accompanied captives and prisoners of war and those related to the scenes of siege and exile in Mesopotamian art during the Neo-Assyrian period (911-612 B.C.). The study discussed examples of children's depictions in a warlike landscape in Neo-Assyrian art in the First Millennium BC. The reason for choosing this topic is to shed more light on the fact that homeless children are the most suffering people from the woes of war. It is noteworthy that children were generally represented less in the military and warlike scenes than daily life and civilian scenes possibly due to the unparalleled military expansion and superiority that characterized this time or because of the Assyrian artists' concern to depict captives of all ages to express their strength and superiority. The present study did not investigate all the representations of people and children who were taken as prisoners in the Neo-Assyrian period. Rather, it indicated the familiar situations of children with captives and prisoners in this period.
Neo-Assyrian period Children Prisoners Captives Siege Deportees
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