The Code of Hammurabi is an ancient Mesopotamian law code written by Hammurabi, the sixth Babylonian king, around 1754 BCE. The code consists of 282 laws covering constitutional, criminal, contract, civil, and family law. 992 more words
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Archaeologists discovered three unique mosaics at the Ancient Greek city of Zeugma, in south Turkey, near the borders of Syria.
The ancient city of Zeugma was originally founded as a Greek settlement by Seleucus I Nicator, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, in 300 BC. 178 more words
The study of Western Civilization usually begins in Greece, but, as I’ve noted in previous posts, Greece inherited a tremendous amount of intellectual history from the surrounding areas of the Near East and Far East. 498 more words
Below is a translation of another representative chapter from Choe Namseon’s Bulham-munhwa-ron. This chapter was not so easy to render into English and so the translation should be understood only as giving the basic impression of what was originally written. 1,684 more words
Update! This post was originally published on September 27, 2013. In the post below we bring you fascinating information about an ancient sweater found last year in Norway that is remarkably similar to some of the fashions we wear today. 960 more words