6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Ancient Sumers and Their Language

Code of Hammurabi.

Code of Hammurabi. Source: Wikimedia

The ancient civilisation of Sumer was located in modern-day Iraq and is said to be responsible for the world’s first writing system – the cuneiform. However, what you might not know is that the Sumerians were the firsts in many things, such as:


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World’s First Legal System

Most of the world (with the exception of common law countries) uses Roman Law due to its universal applicability. However, the Romans weren’t the first people to come up with a codified legal system. The ancient Sumerians were the world’s first people to have a code which was rigorously applied throughout the society in order to regulate its structure. The laws were written using cuneiform – keep reading to find out more.

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