The Hittite Laws Tablet from Hattusa

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 03 September 2018
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This tablet's text is one of the latest versions of the Hittite laws text. In spite of some modifications (for example from the 16th century BCE versions), the articles of these two versions run parallel to each other. One of the articles:
Article V // Bo. 2097 article 7:
"If anyone blinds a free man in a quarrel, he shall give 1 mina of silver. If (only) his hand does wrong, he shall give 20 shekels."
13th century BCE, from Hattusa (Bogazkoy), in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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