The border of his empire in the east is Indus valley, west is Macedonia, southwest Asia, The Caucasus. Cyrus the Great prepared a barrel made of clay and inscribed a declaration in it. This was known as Cyrus Cylinder which describes his mercy, lineage in ruling other cultural people, victories in war. The United Nations published it in 1971 after translating in all UN official language. The Cyrus Cylinder was rightly termed as “First Human Rights Charter” It narrates how Cyrus treated his opponent people (who lost in battle).
Law 209 (Doc E) states that “If a man strikes the daughter of a free man and causes her to lose the fruit of her womb, he shall pay 10 shekels of silver,” but if you look at Law 213 (Doc E), which says that “If he has struck the slave-girl of a free man and causes her to lose the fruit of her womb, he shall pay 2 shekels of silver.” These laws are against the same crime, but there are different punishments for the different social classes, which is not fair. If a man strikes a free woman or a slave, it should be the same punishment. Slaves should not be treated differently than wealthy women because they are slaves. Slaves are people just like the other women, so they should be treated equally. Therefore, Hammurabi’s laws on personal injury are
Hammurabi came to power around 1766 BC and was dominant over Mesopotamia for forty-two years. Along with strategies on gaining political and militaristic power using water, he also created a justice system using a series of 282 laws which highlighted the main concerns at the time, including the idea of an eye-for-an-eye, which is continually used today in some societies. Some can argue that Hammurabi’s code wasn’t predominant to modern history, but I disagree. It unified his empire and brought somewhat fair rules from the result of resource scarcity. Hammurabi 's code is possibly one of the most monumental achievements in Sumerian civilizations.
The economic case against slavery Despite these considerations, it must be noted that economic change was also used as an argument against slave trade. Adam Smith strongly argued against slavery on economic grounds, stating in 1776 that it was less productive than free labour, as slaves ‘who can acquire no property, can have no other interest but to eat as much, and to labour as little as possible’ . According to him, in the context of developing economies, slavery is in general highly inefficient, as the net product under freedom is 12 times larger than under slavery – and he attributes the persistence of slavery, despite its obvious inefficiency, to the fundamental desire of the elites to dominate others, and to the reluctance of slaveholders
Tom Robinson, a black man living in the racist south, is accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Evidence reveals that Mayella seduced Tom herself and was never raped by him. This story could have been inspired by the hint of a rape carried out by Caliban on Miranda, Prospero 's daughter. Plagued with new feelings and unfamiliar desires, it is plausible that Miranda acted -or began to act on-her feelings with Caliban and was caught by her father in the midst of kiss(much like Mayella and Tom). Scared senseless, she may have screamed rape to protect her white dignity.
The mystery of how The Great Pyramids were built 4,600 years ago in Giza, have been questioned for centuries and is a common unknown phenomenon. However, a recent discovery has expanded our knowledge on how they were possibly built and the life of the workers themselves in the article: Standing Tall: Egypt’s Great Pyramids written by Jose Miguel Parra. The Greek philosopher Herodotus has expressed his theories on King Khufu’s pyramid who in which was the second king of the fourth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. This National Geographic article has also new discoveries on how the workers were not slaves as we once thought but paid workers with roles, along with how the process of building each pyramid differed and was created by an “Inner step structure” (Parra par. 15).
Were captured due to the battles that occurred in Mesopotamia. The Sumerians of Mesopotamia built the temple Ziggurat of Ur, in order to worship all of the gods from every city. In addition, The Ziggurat of Ur was an enormous temple and was constructed to have many stairways leading up to the sky, for it can be as close to heaven as possible. The Sumerians of Mesopotamia thru out their lives created many amazing things that are being used in today’s society such as the wheel. If the Sumerians never existed, how would the world be today.
The kings of ancient Egypt. They played a big role in society, starting off with the first said “Pharaoh.” Menes was thought to be the first pharaoh in Egyptian history. Archaeologists discovered tablets telling tales of Menes. Some people think that Menes was just a made up story to explain the Egyptian 's long and complicated history. Real or not, Menes rule began the whole concept of dynasties, a concept continued thousands of years after his rule.
Minorities often receive a lower quality education that their white counterparts, live in environments not conducive to producing productive members of society, and are forced to endure unjust discrimination. The justice system has coined the phrase “innocent until proven guilty,” but a more accurate motto might be “Innocent unless not white”. There is no city that serves as a better example of how blacks are unfairly discriminated against that New York City. Since 2002, New York City has had a Stop-and-Frisk policy in place allowing police to stop any citizen on the street and search them for illegal contraband The justification for the policy is highly questionable, and the statistics on the policy prove that it has discriminatory motives. The Stop-and-Frisk street interrogations have proven to be wildly inefficient with “nearly nine out of 10” of the “more than 5 million” New Yorkers who have been stopped having been “completely innocent” (“Stop-and-Frisk” 1).
That even though the robbers were criminals, leaving them behind to die would make him no better than murders. Huck Finn was able to make ethical choices through his conscience instead of through God’s guide. Another example of making moral decisions without religion is shown through Jim’s actions. Jim ,an uneducated runaway slave, relies on his superstitions rather than religion to make judgements. When Huck and Jim came across a flooded house with a dead man laying on the floor, Jim was quick to “throw some old rags over him to prevent Huck from seeing the “gashly” looking dead man (50).