Embora o código de Urukagina seja anterior ao código de Ur-Nammu e de Hamurabi, o corpo de lei existente mais antigo é o de Ur-Nammu, fundador da. El Código de Ur-Nammu es un código de leyes fechado entre los años y a. C., durante el reinado de Ur-Nammu de Ur ( – a. C.), quien es.

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The son of a lu was called a dumu-nita until he marriedbecoming a “young man” gurus. His main achievement was state-building, and Ur-Nammu is chiefly remembered today for his legal codethe Code of Ur-Nammuthe oldest known surviving example in the world. InJeanny Canby determined that it had been pieced back incorrectly. All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from July However, murderrobberyadultery and rape were capital offenses.

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Beneath the lugal “great man” or kingall members of society belonged to one of two basic strata: He was eventually nam,u as a significant regional ruler of Ur, Eriduand Uruk at a coronation in Nippurand is believed to have constructed buildings at Nippur, LarsaKishAdaband Umma. The first copy of the code, in two fragments found at Nippurwas translated by Samuel Kramer in Year-names are known for 17 of Ur-Nammu’s 18 years, but their order is uncertain.

His letter said that some years ago, in the course of his duties as curator in the Istanbul Museum, he had come upon two fragments of a tablet inscribed with Sumerian laws, had made a “join” of the two pieces, and had catalogued the resulting tablet as No.

Sumerian rulers Ancient legislators 21st-century BC rulers Ur. This page was last edited on 18 Octoberat Code of Ur-Nammu The first known version of the code in its current location. Retrieved namu ” https: The Code of Ur-Nammu is the oldest known law code surviving today.


After An and Enlil had turned over the Kingship of Ur to Nannaat that time did Ur-Nammu, son born of Ninsunfor his beloved mother who bore him, in accordance with his principles of equity and truth Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. Law portal Ancient Near East portal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Since Sumerian law tablets are extremely rare, I had No.

Code of Ur-Nammu

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Ina shattered nine-foot tall limestone pillar was discovered in Mesopotamia. Codgio after several days of concentrated study, its contents began to become clear and take shape, and I realized with no little ocdigo that what I held in my hand was a copy of the oldest law code as yet known to man.

Ancient Near East portal. A woman munus went from being a daughter dumu-mi to a wife damthen if she outlived her husbanda widow nu-ma-suwho could remarry.

Codi d’Ur-Nammu

Then did Ur-Nammu the mighty warrior, king of Ur, king of Sumer and Akkadby the might of Nannalord of the city, and in accordance with the true word of Utuestablish equity in the land; he banished malediction, violence and strife, and set the monthly Temple expenses at 90 gur of barley, 30 sheep, and 30 sila of butter.

The first known version of the code in its current location. Ur Nammu was also responsible for ordering the construction of a number of stepped temples, called ziggurats, including the Great Ziggurat of Ur. One year-name of his reign records the devastation of Gutium, while two years seem to commemorate his legal reforms: Notable rulers of Sumer.

Enmerkar Lugalbanda Dumuzid, the Fisherman Gilgamesh. His death on the battle-field against the Gutians after he had been abandoned by his army was commemorated in a long Sumerian poetic composition. The prologue, typical of Mesopotamian law codes, invokes the deities for Ur-Nammu’s kingship, Nanna codiog Utu, and decrees “equity in the land”. The author who had the laws written onto cuneiform tablets is still somewhat under dispute. There it lay, a sun-baked tablet, light brown in color, 20 by 10 centimeters in size.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is from Mesopotamia and is written on tablets, in the Sumerian language c.

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Owing to its partial preservation, only the prologue codkgo 5 of the laws were discernible. More than half of the writing was destroyed, and what was preserved seemed at first hopelessly unintelligible.

He fashioned the bronze sila-measure, standardized the one- mina weight, and standardized the stone weight of a shekel of silver in relation to one mina Although it is known that earlier law-codes existed, such as the Code of Urukaginathis represents the earliest extant legal text.

Views Read Edit View history. Among his military exploits were the conquest of Lagash and the defeat of his former masters at Uruk. Law Collections from Mesopotamia and Asia Minorpp. The code reveals a glimpse at societal structure during the ” Sumerian Renaissance “. He was known for restoring the roads and general order after the Gutian period. Istanbul Archaeology Museums Ni. In all probability I would have missed the Ur-Nammu tablet altogether had it not been for an opportune letter from F.

Among the surviving laws are these: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The orphan was not delivered up to the rich man; the widow was not delivered up to the mighty man; the man of one shekel was not delivered up to the man of one mina.

Alulim Dumuzid the Shepherd En-men-dur-ana Ziusudra.

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