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HAMMURABI: The Lawgiver Who Preceded Moses

LEGEND: All know of the 10 Commandments of Moses. But, it is less<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
well known that the commandments of Moses were based on those of<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
the more extensive Code of Hammurabi (5, 8, 9) perhaps a millennium<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
earlier. Hammurabi stands before the sun god, Samas (10). Less known<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
yet is that the Code of Hammurabi is preceded by the first legal code<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
known to human society: that of Ur Nammu of Babylon (1). A prolific<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
writer and compiler of records was Gudea of Lagash (11) (c. 2200 BC). The<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
African is distinguished by the full nose (flattishat times, snub-nosed<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
as 11 at others) and mouth. We can see that Ur Nammu (1) has the delicate<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
features of the negrito (2, 3, 4). While not widely recognized, it is the<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
African through Ur Nammu, Hammurabi, and Gudea who provided the<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
foundation for Wesern and world law and legal systems...art, art history, Paul Marc Washington, paleoneolithic@yahoo.com

provided by Marc Washington, Budapest, Hungary,  best@mail.datanet.hu

Nearly 400 pages of worldwide African (black) history before Columbus, before the West, and before Christ from:

http://www.beforebc.org/AfricanaResources/AfricanaResources/index.of.pages.html

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