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Code of Hammurabi 53. If any one be too lazy to keep his dam in proper condition, and does not so keep it; if then the dam break and all the fields be flooded , then shall he in whose dam the break occurred be sold for money, and the money shall replace the corn which he has caused to be ruined. 54. If he be not able to replace the corn, then he and his possessions shall be divided among the farmers whose corn he has flooded. 55. If any one open his ditches to water his crop, but is careless, and the water flood the field of his neighbor , then he shall pay his neighbor corn for his loss.
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Unformatted text preview: 56. If a man let in the water, and the water overflow the plantation of his neighbor , he shall pay ten gur of corn for every ten gan of land. 1750 B.C. Babylonian Empire First Water Law Life, Humans, Civilization, and Water Next: Whats So Special About Water? tool users agriculture iron age industrial revolution The Model T Moon landing 2,000,000 yrs 8,500 yrs 3,000 yrs 61 years Time Perspective Vinyl 1926 Saran Wrap 1953 Velcro 1955 Plastic Garbage Bags 1968 Caller ID patented 1982 First soft drinks in all-aluminum cans 1964 Miscellaneous...
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