Bride prices existed in ancient era
KAYSERI - Anatolia News Agency
Documents found in Kültepe reveal the existence of bride prices. AA photoArchaeological excavations in the Aegean province of Kayseri’s Kültepe tumulus have revealed that men paid bride prices, divorce money and alimony to women 4,000 years ago, just like they do in today’s Anatolia.
“After divorce, many problems like the situation of children, division of property and alimony appeared and people needed to document it. This increased the number of divorce documents,” said Professor Fikri Kulakoğlu of Ankara University, noting that there were more divorce documents than marriage documents.
Excavations at the 4,000 year-old tumulus have been continuing since 1948, said the professor.