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Margie Pries
Margie Pries • 1 year ago

The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code, dating back to about 1772 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world

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The Code of Hammurabi - a cast of the original, which is in the Louvre. {Oriental Institute, Chicago} #archaeology #writing

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An archaeological discovery off Japan: spread over 311 miles on the ocean floor, are the well-preserved remains of an ancient city or a number of closely related sites. Nearly twice the age of the great pyramids of Egypt, the rectangular stone ziggurat under the sea off the coast of Japan could be the first evidence of a previously unknown Stone Age civilization.The monument is 600ft wide and 90ft high and has been dated to at least 8,000 BC.

Paleography - noun: 1. The study of ancient writings and inscriptions, dating, deciphering, and interpreting them. 2. Ancient forms of writing: documents, inscriptions, etc. 3. An ancient style or method of writing. A.Word.A.Day (June 3, 2011)

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A 6,000 year-old kiss. Hasanlu is an archaeological excavation site in Iran, Western Azerbaijan, Solduz Valley. Theses skeletons were found in a Bin with no objects. The only feature is a stone slab under the head of the skeleton on the left hand side.