Presentation on theme: "THE FIRST FIVE LAWS OF THE WORLD WHERE THERE ANY LAWS PRIOR TO HAMMURABI’S ?? IF THERE WERE ANY LAWS WHERE HAVE THEY ORIGINATED? WERE THEY MESOPOTAMIAN?/"— Presentation transcript:
WHERE THERE ANY LAWS PRIOR TO HAMMURABI’S ?? IF THERE WERE ANY LAWS WHERE HAVE THEY ORIGINATED? WERE THEY MESOPOTAMIAN?/ IF THEY WERE MESOPOTAMIAN WOULD WE HAVE HEARD OF THEM????
WE KNOW THAT HAMMURABI CODE WAS THE FIRST..BUT WAS IT?? WOULD IT BE A SURPRISE THAT HAMMURABI WAS NOT THE FIRST?? FLIP THE SLIDE TO SEE
TIMELINE 1.ca. 2350 BC - Reforms of Urukagina of Lagash- not extant, but "known" through other sources. 2.ca. 2060 BC – Code of Ur-Nammu (or Shulgi?) of UR – Neo-Sumerian (Ur-III). Earliest code of which fragments have been discovered. The code speaks of witchcraft and the flight of slaves.
3ca. 1934-1924 BC - Code of Lipit- Ishtar of Isin - With a typical epilogue and prologue, the law deals with penalties, the rights of man, right of kings, marriages, and more. 4ca. 1800 BC – Laws of City of Eshnuna (sometimes ascribed to king Bilalama
5ca. 1758 BC - Code of Hammurabi - The most famous, and also the most preserved of the ancient laws. Discovered in December 1901, it contains over 282 paragraphs of text, not including the prologue and epilogue.
Conclusion We always thought that the first law in the world was from Mesopotamia and it was Hammurabi. In Fact the first FIVE laws in the world were from Mesopotamia and not only the first. Hammurabi was the fifth and not the first