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 five    314

Inquisitive minds abound here. This I do not doubt. There is so much one or another of us have researched for our own personal satisfaction, gain, whatever. One thing I'm sure we have in common here is that we love to learn new things. That much unites us. So here is something I researched years ago that I pulled up again today because I have a wealth of knowledge at my fingertips:

Code of Hammurabi

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The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code of ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to about 1754 BC (Middle Chronology). It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. The sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi, enacted the code, and partial copies exist on a seven and a half foot stone stele and various clay tablets. The code consists of 282 laws, with scaled punishments, adjusting "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" (lex talionis)[1] as graded depending on social status, of slave versus free man.[2] Nearly one-half of the code deals with matters of contract, establishing, for example, the wages to be paid to an ox driver or a surgeon. Other provisions set the terms of a transaction, establishing the liability of a builder for a house that collapses, for example, or property that is damaged while left in the care of another. A third of the code addresses issues concerning household and family relationships such as inheritance, divorce, paternity, and sexual behavior. Only one provision appears to impose obligations on an official; this provision establishes that a judge who reaches an incorrect decision is to be fined and removed from the bench permanently.[3] A few provisions address issues related to military service.

The code was discovered by modern archaeologists in 1901, and its editio princeps translation published in 1902 by Jean-Vincent Scheil. This nearly complete example of the code is carved into a basalt stele in the shape of a huge index finger,[4] 2.25 m (7.4 ft) tall. The code is inscribed in the Akkadian language, using cuneiform script carved into the stele. It is currently on display in the Louvre, with exact replicas in the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, the Clendening History of Medicine Library & Museum at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the library of the Theological University of the Reformed Churches (Dutch: Theologische Universiteit Kampen voor de Gereformeerde Kerken) in the Netherlands, the Pergamon Museum of Berlin, and the National Museum of Iran in Tehran.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_of_Hammurabi

Phew. A lot of info in on little article. Interesting that a copy is kept in both Chicago, USA and Tehran, Iran. Important document, yes?

Turns out the code of hammurabi is the basis of almost all law. Look into in yourself you might be surprised. :D

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 Ukshep    14,387

This thread has been moved to the Hard Core Conspiracy Forum!

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 Rothbard    1,875

Makes you wonder whether the Code was written in humanity's original language.  But then again, maybe it's just more BS.  Very hard to tell these days.

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