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Top 10 ANCIENT LAWS Way Ahead Of Their Time

January 14, 2017

Ancient codes, or sets of laws, have been written down since around 2000 BC. Many of these laws were harsh and would be seen as barbaric compared to our current laws, but many of them were actually just as compassionate and fair, and sometimes moreso, than the laws we have now.

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Source/Further reading:

http://www.greatdreams.com/brehanlaw.htm
http://www.dol.gov/whd/flsa/
http://topics.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxiv
http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~juda102/outlines/sicutJudaeis.html
http://www.fisheaters.com/sublimusdei.html
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/hamcode.asp
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1912435,00.html

 

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