Those who found themselves wronged could lay their complaints before Ra or Ptah with the faith that he would see that justice was done; for he was deemed to be a fair and incorruptible judge.
The legal impetus was born when civilisation, as a concept, begin to develop in a tangible form.
In the ancient world, when two people got married, it was also a marriage between the two families.
At the heart of any democratic political system, polarities tend to exist because they reflect the needs and concerns of the diverse people whom they represent.
Criticisms notwithstanding, the fact remains that our modern legal system is not too different from Hammurabi’s time and is even considered to be a continuation of it.
We put them away in these places even though they have committed no crimes.