Mesopotamia - Artifacts by
Lauren and Nicole
Clay tablet with cylinder seal on bottom
The cylinder seal was hand-made out of
clay. It was used as a signature. While the clay is still wet
you draw pictures that would represent you on your own cyliner
seal. If a document was yours, you would roll your cylinder seal
across the bottom to show it was your own.
Our code has two
laws. the first is Thou who kills shall be killed The
second is Thou who steals shall pay ten times the amount.
A code is a set of laws. The laws were very important in their
life becuse it told them their consequences and what you could
an could not do. Hammurabi made a code of 282 laws and consequences
which we believe led to being civilized or to have consequences
for your actions.