Our City-State Laws
If a person should lie to their parents he or she
shall get their tongue cut off.
If a person shall beat or steal from another, they will get their
hand cut off.
The laws applied to everyone including children. These were the
first recorded laws of government in history.
Cylinder seals were used for different
things like, showing ownership, name and record of agreement.
How it works is by taking the seal and rolling it in wet clay.
They were probably the first stamps. The result came out as a
raised nice picture. This was the beginning of cuneiform writing.
It was important for communication and signatures at the bottom
Bulla and Tokens
The bulla and tokens were used for keeping track
of business deals. This could have led to the first writing system.
In order to help keep track of the records, they used small stone
or clay tokens and each token was a different size or shape which
stood for different projects. They put them into a football shape
or round container called a bulla.
Mesopotamia means "land between two
rivers." The rivers are called the Tigris and Euphrates.
Mesopotamians built boats to use for trading in distant places
and to collect food from the rivers. Modern Iraqi boats still
are built very much like this Mesopotamian boat used 4,500 years
If you can view
QTVR, please examine our boat.