- #102 If a merchant entrust money to an agent (broker) for some investment, and the broker suffer a loss in the place to which he goes, he shall make good the capital to the merchant. I believe we should follow this code because if you trust a person with your money and their business gos bad causing you to lose what you've earned they should in turn reinburse you for the loss.
- #152 If after the woman had entered the man's house, both contracted a debt, both must pay the merchant. I believe that if you and your wife come into debt after you are together your are both responsible for this debt and shall pay if back togther responsibly.
- #154 If a man be guilty of incest with his daughter, he shall be driven from the place (exiled).
I think that any one who commits this crime should be shunned because it is disgusting to do such a thing with your own family and thats why its frowned upon.
- #185 If a man adopt a child and to his name as son, and rear him, this grown son can not be demanded back again. Unlike today's adoption system if you have raised someone for a long time you should be able to maintain responsibility for them unless you are doing wrong or they wish to be back with their original family.
- #195 If a son strike his father, his hands shall be hewn off. This sia good law because as a son you should never hit your own father reguardless how mad you are because he brought you into the world and you should respect him enough not to lay your hands on him.
Friday, February 18, 2011
In response to your suggested area for creating a civilization I would like to explain why the Fertile Crescent was such a good location to create our empire. Our civilization is positioned near two large rivers and fertile soil for crops. We are a central location surrounded by three large continents to create a good trading industry. Also our location provides us with rich culture and a variety of different living styles. We are not to far from six different seas which allow for easy travel to the other mainlands. As you can see our location was a prime are for creating a successful race.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
- The Sumerian civilization arose in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley.
- The strip of fertile land that begins at the Isthmus of Suez and arcs through Southwest Asia to the Persian Gulf is called the Fertile Crescent.
- Sumerian writing, today called cunieform was made by pressing a stylus into clay tablets.
- The Sumerians may have invented the arch a curved structure over an opening.
- Sumerian temples, called Ziggurats were made of baked brick placed in layers and looked like a wedding cake.
- The first to use cavalry—soldiers on horseback were Assyrians.
- Code of Hammurabi was a collection of Babylonian laws which dealt with all aspects of life.
- Nebuchanezzar's hanging gardens were one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
- Mesopotamian people who attacked and conquered the Sumerians were Akkadians.
- Sargon was the most powerful Akkadian King.
- The present-day regions of Israel, Lebanon, and Syria were once called Phoenicia
- Phoenicia consisted of a loose confederation of city states each governed by a different king.
- The Phoenicians invented the art of glass-bowling and the city of Sidon became the well-known home of this industry.
- Phoenicians also collected shellfish called murex to make a purple dye.
- Phoenician sculptors often used ivory highly prized in the ancient world, which was imported from North and East Africa.