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  1. 1. Marriage, ItsPast and PresentBy: Kelly CaoDiv. 1
  2. 2. Marriage In Ancient Egypt In ancient Egypt, all people couldonly have one partner or mate. People only had marriage with thesame class people as they were.E.g. A slave could only marry aslave, and a middle class mancould only marry a girl from amiddle class family. Marriages between cousins andnieces were verycommon, because Egyptian Godsdid the same.
  3. 3. The Marriage In Ancient Egypt A marriage was also a scarce bondbetween the man and the woman. Brides were really young that time, agingfrom 15-16 or even younger. Husbands were usually 17-20 years old.Some were even older. Ancient Egyptians liked to marry younggirls because people died very early(nooffence! ).
  4. 4. Marriage In Ancient Egypt Since people all had short lives, girlswould get married after getting theirperiods. Divorce in ancient Egypt occurredusually because the couple didn’t getalong well. When divorced, the woman wouldmove to her parent’s house and getremarried and have more children. Getting divorced didn’t change one’slife too much.
  5. 5. Marriage in Mesopotamia When a woman gotmarried, she would become apart of the husband’s family. When the woman wasmarried, the man’s family wasin charge of the ceremony. They would also have a hugefeast at the couples’ new homeand everything would be paidby the husband’s side of thefamily.
  6. 6. Marriage in Mesopotamia Also, according to Hammurabi’s law code, wivescould be bought and sold, just like slaves at thattime. Divorce in Mesopotamia was acceptable. Whenthe two people wanted to get divorced, the manjust needed to return the money (price of thewoman) and their bond would be broken. The word husband, if translated, would mean “theowner of a wife”.
  7. 7. Marriage in Ancient Rome Ancient Romans could only marryonce in their whole life time. In Ancient Rome, the bride hadto be 12 years or older and thegroom had to be 14 years or older. No couple in Rome could everdivorce, so when they werechoosing their life longpartners, they would do it carefully.
  8. 8. Marriage in Ancient Rome When getting married in ancient Rome, the couplemust show consent, and one way to do it was forthem is to hold hands in the public. There was always an engagement between thecouple, which was usually a ring (wedding ring inmodern times). The bride’s family would prepare some of herbasic needs. The groom’s family had to provideclothing, slaves, furniture, and jewels for thebride, but these remained the property of thegroom’s family.
  9. 9. Marriage in Ancient Rome On the day of the marriage, the bridewould be dressed by her mother andalso, tied the “Knot ofHercules”(Hercules was the god whowas in charge of life after the wedding) ›After the wedding ceremony, the bridewould be carried over to the new homeby the groom and light the fire-placewith a “marriage” torch. ›When the fire was lighted, the bridewould blow out the torch and toss it tothe guests, which is just like the flowerbouquet that we toss in modern days.
  10. 10. Marriage in Ancient China When Chinese people wanted to getmarried, the groom’s side of the family had togive gifts to the bride’s side of the family. The gifts were usually money or treasures(something that’s really expensive). Before the marriage, the bride and groom’sbirthdays had to be taken to a fortune tellerwho would see what their futurewould be like.
  11. 11. Marriage in Ancient China The reasons for ancient Chinese to getdivorced were: ›The woman could not get pregnant or have ason. ›The woman might have said too much thatwas forbidden in the family. ›The woman was a thief.
  12. 12. Marriage in Modern Canada Marriage in Canada is just like that in all othermodern countries. First, you plan the date to get married;then, you present your personalinformation, your ID (passport, driver’s licenseor birth certificate). Also, marriage is achieved through free will.No one is forced to get married.
  13. 13. Marriage in Modern Canada Canadians have the same marriage customsas people from many modern countries.When the woman is married to the man, herlast name will be changed into her husband’s. Men and women have the same status inmarriage, and divorces are usually carried outpeacefully. Divorce is possible when the marriage hasbeen totally broken down beyondretrieval, such as the wife and husband havebeen separated for more than oneyear, continuous mental or physicalabuse, etc.
  14. 14.  AJDMBA. "An Ancient Roman Wedding Ceremony 1930s Card." An Ancient RomanWedding Ceremony 1930s Card. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2013.<>. A picture from E- Bay. Andrews, Evan. "11 Things You May Not Know about Ancient Egypt." 11 Things You MayNot Know about Ancient Egypt. Evan Andrews, n.d. Web. 9 Apr. 2013.<>. The second picture about ancient Egyptian marriage. "Chinese Wedding Culture." Radom Persons Blog. Fu Tian Wen, n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2013.<>. From aChinese Website. "Chinese Weddings." Chinese Weddings. Baidu, n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2013.<>. From a Chinese Website. (Like Wikipedia) Dunn, Jimmy. "Egypt: Marriage in Ancient Egypt." Egypt: Marriage in Ancient Egypt.Jimmy Dunn, n.d. Web. 9 Apr. 2013.<>. The Info about marriage inancient Egypt. Government of Canada. "Getting Married." Getting Married. Government of Canada, n.d.Web. 17 Apr. 2013. <>. Theneeds to get married. Kutay, Hollace. "The Art behind Weddings." The Art behind Weddings. Hollace Kutay, n.d.Web. 17 Apr. 2013. <>. Pictures of wedding scenes.
  15. 15.  "Marriage Ceremony in Ancient Rome." Marriage Ceremony in Ancient Rome.All Posters., n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2013. <>. A picture for AllPosters, there is no artist and the picture is for sale. Marriages of Convenience Still Exist in Canada. Marriages of Convenience StillExist in Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2013. <>. Apicture that was taken as part of the writings explanation. Martin, Phillip, ed. "Ancient Roman Weddings- Ancient Rome for Kids." AncientRoman Weddings- Ancient Rome for Kids. Phillip Martin, n.d. Web. 14 Apr.2013. <>. The website for ancient Romanweddings. "Mesopotamian Marriage Law." Mesopotamian Marriage Law. Wikipedia, n.d.Web. 17 Apr. 2013.<>. Info aboutMesopotamian Marriage Laws. Sacred Prostitution. Sacred Prostitution. Wkipedia, n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2013.<>. A picture from Wikipedia. Wikipedia. "Chinese Marriage." Chinese Marriage. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 17 Apr.2013. <>. The page where Isearch for Chinese marriage/ Divorce. - - -. "Marriage in Ancient Rome." Marriage in Ancient Rome. Wikipedia, n.d.Web. 17 Apr. 2013. <>.A picture from Wikipedia. - - -, ed. "Marriage in Canada." Marriage in Canada. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 17Apr. 2013. <>. About divorce/marriage in Canada.
  16. 16. The End!!!