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History is the past which for the most part can not be scientificately proven The real goal of History is to rediscover past A dramatic error happens when past is rediscovered from our own bias that is from the way we see it Even certain artifacts and works pf literature that we have left from earlier civilizations can be interpreted in several different ways or misinterpreted to a certain extend or entirely Usually interpretation or even misinterpretation is affected bu the concept of ethnocentrism where different communities have an already set up establishment of certain norms based on their own believes traditions social legislative and personal values and ethics from which they judge other foreign communities When considering other societies it is usually a difficult task to view other world without any observer prejudices Each world our and their can evoke its own realities that are more or less comparable from one period to another or from one culture to another One of the obvious misinterpretations discussed in this paper took place considering historical document written by king of Mesopotamia Our textbook Arts and Culturep 98 presents Hammurabis Code as a Law Code of king Hammurabi It was in turn something quite different from a Code of Laws existing in our judicial and legislative structure of government and society Hammurabis Code- A law Code or a set of royal decisions As written in Mesopotamia The Mighty Kings p26 the code consists if 282 laws that are branched at the beginning and end by a prologue and epilogue The Code touches almost every aspect of everyday life in Babylonya As the prologue states the laws were supposedly written to promote the welfare of the peopleto cause just to prevail in the land to destroy the wicked and the evil that the strong might not oppress the weak The Human Record p 12 Furthermore just like a real Law Code each law is
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