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Assyrian Law Codes (some interesting stuff)
« on: March 22, 2017, 04:56:15 AM »
Not sure if people are aware of this list (or of it's posted here), but it's a list of ancient Assyrian law codes which date from 1075 BCE. Some are really hilarious and bizarre. Which is your favourite?

http://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/ancient/1075assyriancode.asp

This one was the funniest:

I.15. If a man catch a man with his wife, both of them shall they put to death. If the husband of the woman put his wife to death, he shall also put the man to death. If he cut off the nose of his wife, he shall turn the man into a eunuch, and they shall disfigure the whole of his face.

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Re: Assyrian Law Codes (some interesting stuff)
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 06:52:34 AM »
Interesting and funny. Some are so insane.

Never forget: Assyrian Laws laid the foundation for some of the laws in place today in countries like the USA and Australia.

 

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