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#183089 - 12/25/08 01:47 AM Greatest of Ancient Codes
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One of the greatest of ancient codes, carved on a diorite column, in 3,600 lines of cuneiform; it was found (1902) at Susa and is now at Paris.



2500 BC
Ancient Babylonia - The Code of Hammurapi
Translated by L. W. King

Builder Code:
#229 If a builder build a house for some one, and does not construct it properly, and the house which he built fall in and kill its owner, then that builder shall be put to death.
#232. If it ruin goods, he shall make compensation for all that has been ruined..

Apprentice Code:
#282. If a slave say to his master: "You are not my master," if they convict him his master shall cut off his ear.

Inspector Code:
#5. If a judge try a case, reach a decision, and present his judgment in writing; if later error shall appear in his decision, and it be through his own fault, then he shall pay twelve times the fine set by him in the case, and he shall be publicly removed from the judge's bench, and never again shall he sit there to render judgement.

Link to all 282 codes below:
http://www.bible-history.com/babylonia/BabyloniaCode_of_Hammurapi.htm
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#183091 - 12/25/08 03:30 AM Re: Greatest of Ancient Codes [Re: ramsy]
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Is there a handyman code in there? grin
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#183094 - 12/25/08 07:27 AM Re: Greatest of Ancient Codes [Re: Trumpy]
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175. If a State slave or the slave of a freed man marry the daughter of a free man, and children are born, the master of the slave shall have no right to enslave the children of the free


well at least one knew when one was a slave in those days....

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#183099 - 12/25/08 12:21 PM Re: Greatest of Ancient Codes [Re: Trumpy]
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Originally Posted By: Trumpy
Is there a handyman code in there? grin


Handyman Code:
#274. If any one hire a skilled artizan, he shall pay as wages of the . . . five gerahs, as wages of the potter five gerahs, of a tailor five gerahs, of . . . gerahs, . . . of a ropemaker four gerahs, of . . .. gerahs, of a mason . . . gerahs per day.

Labor Union code:
#273. If any one hire a day laborer, he shall pay him from the New Year until the fifth month (April to August, when days are long and the work hard) six gerahs in money per day; from the sixth month to the end of the year he shall give him five gerahs per day.
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#183670 - 01/18/09 06:20 PM Re: Greatest of Ancient Codes [Re: sparky]
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Originally Posted By: sparky
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175. If a State slave or the slave of a freed man marry the daughter of a free man, and children are born, the master of the slave shall have no right to enslave the children of the free


well at least one knew when one was a slave in those days....


LOL,
Isn't that the truth! grin
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