The economic activity to Assyrian templein period modern Assyrian
مجلة دراسات موصلیة,
2010, السنة 6, العدد 30, الصفحة 65-81
الملخصThe idea of temple economy started with ensuing idea of providing the gods with a house to live in which necessitated their clothing and feeding it must be mentioned here that the economical activity of the temples in the Assyrian age was very limited due to the fact that the central authority represented by the king was in control of everything I e all the assets go to the palace.
Nevertheless, economical operation took place at the temple such as loans, taxes, the temple income in the form of offerings presented by kings , servants and common people and the selling and buying transactions that take place in the temple.
In addition, some agricultural activity was taking place especially when the temple owns huge farming lands.
In the end, industry was the last type of economical activity. There are indications that small statues and sticks were manufactured in professional workshops that are linked to the temple or near them
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