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Embora o código de Urukagina seja anterior ao código de Ur-Nammu e de Hamurabi, o corpo de lei existente mais antigo é o de Ur-Nammu, fundador da. El Código de Ur-Nammu es un código de leyes fechado entre los años y a. C., durante el reinado de Ur-Nammu de Ur ( – a. C.), quien es.

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Among the surviving laws are these: Alulim Dumuzid the Shepherd En-men-dur-ana Ziusudra. Further tablets were found in Ur and translated inallowing some 30 of the 57 laws to be reconstructed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Owing to its partial preservation, only the prologue and 5 of the laws were discernible. His letter said that some years ago, in the course of his duties as curator in the Istanbul Museum, he had come upon two fragments of a tablet inscribed with Sumerian laws, had made a “join” of the two pieces, and had catalogued the resulting tablet as No.

Notable rulers of Sumer.

Code of Ur-Nammu

Beneath ce lugal “great man” or kingall members of society belonged to one of two basic strata: Among his military exploits were the conquest of Lagash and the defeat of his former masters at Uruk.

Code of Ur-Nammu The first known version of the code in its current location. Istanbul Archaeology Museums Ni. The prologue, typical of Mesopotamian law codes, invokes the deities for Ur-Nammu’s kingship, Nanna and Utu, and decrees “equity in the land”.

But after several days of concentrated study, its contents began to become clear and take shape, and I realized with no little excitement that what I held in my hand was a copy of the oldest law code as yet known to man.


These fragments are held at the Istanbul Archaeological Museums. The first copy of the code, in two fragments found at Nippurwas translated by Samuel Kramer in All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from July However, murderrobberyadultery and rape were capital offenses.

She removed the plaster filler of the stele, and added the rearranged pieces she found in the museum’s storeroom, and discovered the figure of a courtesan embracing a deity. There it lay, a sun-baked tablet, light brown in color, 20 by 10 centimeters in size.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The orphan was not delivered up to the rich man; the widow was not delivered up to the mighty man; the man of one shekel was not delivered up to the man of one mina. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Sumerian rulers Ancient legislators 21st-century BC rulers Ur.

This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat This page was last edited on 18 Octoberat Law Collections from Mesopotamia and Asia Minorpp. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Ancient Near East portal.

It is from Mesopotamia and is written on tablets, in the Sumerian language c.

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coeigo More than half of the writing was destroyed, and what was preserved seemed at first hopelessly unintelligible. Then did Ur-Nammu the mighty warrior, king of Ur, king of Sumer and Akkadby the might of Nannalord of the city, and in accordance with the true word of Utuestablish equity in the land; he banished malediction, violence and strife, and set the monthly Temple expenses at 90 gur of barley, 30 sheep, and 30 sila of butter.


One year-name of his reign records the devastation of Gutium, while two years seem to commemorate his legal reforms: The Code of Ur-Nammu is the oldest known law code surviving today. Ur Nammu was also responsible for ordering the construction of a number of stepped temples, called ziggurats, including the Great Ziggurat of Ur.

His death on the battle-field against the Gutians after he had codio abandoned by his army was commemorated in a long Sumerian poetic composition. He was known for restoring the roads and general order after the Gutian period. His main achievement was state-building, and Ur-Nammu is chiefly remembered today for his legal codethe Code of Ur-Nammu codigi, the oldest bammu surviving example in the world.

The first known version of the code in its current location. Archived from the original on Views Read Nwmmu View history.

Since Sumerian codivo tablets are extremely rare, I had No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Under the remote supervision of Leonard Woolleyit was reconstructed by the Penn Museum. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In all probability I would have missed the Ur-Nammu tablet altogether had it not been for an opportune letter from F.

Enmerkar Lugalbanda Dumuzid, the Fisherman Gilgamesh.

He was succeeded by his son Shulgiafter an year reign. Although it is known that earlier law-codes existed, such as the Code of Urukaginathis represents the earliest extant legal text.