History: The Epic of Gilgamesh

Posted on Sun 09 August 2020 in history • Tagged with history, writ

2800-2500 BCE

The Epic of Gilgamesh is a poem dating to ancient Sumeria. It recounts the tale of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh describes a cataclysmic flood sent down upon the Earth by the gods to destroy human kind. A god, Ea, revealed the plot to destroy humanity to a man, Utnapishtim. Utnapishtim …

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History: Code of Hammurabi

Posted on Sun 12 July 2020 in history • Tagged with history, writ

1750 BCE

A collection of 282 ancient laws used in governing the people of old Babylon. The Code of Hammurabi is one of the best known sources of ancient law text. The Code provides severe penalties for criminal behavior, but these penalties varied according to specific social class. Hammurabi's Code …

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