Sumer Laws

Sumer was also the first civilization to have written laws. These laws explained how individuals should behave and outlined punishments when the laws were broken. 

One of the most important laws was that a father had to support his wife and children. Various laws explained the rights of slaves who could own land, do business, and buy their freedom. 

Most of the punishments in Sumer were fines. Even violent behavior would be punished with a fine.

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