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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Archived from the original on Code of Ur-Nammu The first known version of the code in its current location. There it lay, a sun-baked tablet, light brown in color, 20 by 10 centimeters in size. 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.

Further tablets were found in Ur and translated inallowing some 30 of the 57 laws to be reconstructed. Notable rulers of Sumer. Sumerian rulers Ancient legislators 21st-century BC rulers Ur. In all probability I would have missed the Ur-Nammu tablet altogether had it not been for an opportune letter from F. 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.

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.

He was succeeded by his son Shulgiafter an year reign. The first known version of the code in its current location. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The first copy of the code, in codugo fragments found at Nippurwas translated by Samuel Kramer in Although it is known that earlier law-codes existed, such as the Code of Urukaginathis represents the earliest extant legal text.


A woman munus went from being a codito dumu-mi to a wife damthen if she outlived her husbanda widow nu-ma-suwho could remarry. Ur Nammu was also responsible for ordering the construction of a number of stepped temples, called ziggurats, including the Great Ziggurat of Ur.

However, murderrobberyadultery and rape were capital offenses. He fashioned the bronze sila-measure, standardized the one- mina weight, and standardized the stone nammmu of a shekel of silver in relation to one mina One year-name of his reign records the devastation of Gutium, while two namu seem to commemorate his legal reforms: Alulim Dumuzid the Shepherd En-men-dur-ana Ziusudra.

It is from Mesopotamia and is written on tablets, in the Sumerian language c. 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.

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The son of a lu was called a dumu-nita until he marriedbecoming a “young man” gurus. Uf than half of the writing was destroyed, and what was preserved seemed at first hopelessly unintelligible.

She removed the plaster filler of the stele, and added the rearranged pieces she found in the museum’s storeroom, and discovered the figure of a courtesan embracing a deity. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The author who had the laws written onto cuneiform tablets is still somewhat under dispute. He was eventually recognized as a significant regional ruler of Namu, Eriduand Uruk at a coronation in Nippurand is believed to have constructed buildings at Nippur, LarsaKishAdaband Umma. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is three centuries older than the Code of Hammurabi.

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. Views Read Edit View history. The code reveals a glimpse at societal structure during the ” Sumerian Renaissance “. After An and Enlil had turned over the Kingship of Ur to Nannaat that time namm Ur-Nammu, son born of Ninsunfor his beloved mother who bore him, in accordance with his principles of equity and truth In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


He was known for restoring the roads and general order after the Gutian period. Under the remote supervision of Leonard Woolleyit was reconstructed by the Penn Museum.

Codi d’Ur-Nammu

Since Sumerian law tablets are extremely rare, I had No. The Code of Ur-Nammu is the oldest known law code surviving today.

Owing to its partial preservation, only the prologue and 5 of the laws were discernible. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 18 Octoberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These fragments are held at the Istanbul Archaeological Museums. Among the surviving laws are these: This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Law Collections from Mesopotamia and Asia Nsmmupp. The prologue, typical of Mesopotamian law codes, invokes the deities for Ur-Nammu’s kingship, Nanna and Utu, and decrees “equity in the land”.

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coxigo All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from July But after several days of concentrated study, its contents began to become clear and take xe, and I realized with no little excitement that what I held in my hand was a copy of the oldest law code as yet known to man.

Istanbul Archaeology Museums Ni. Beneath the lugal “great man” or kingall members of society belonged to one of two basic strata: