Thursday, August 25, 2016

the logos in the Hammurabi Code


this image is done in bas-relief on basalt, and the text completely covers the bottom portion with the laws written in cuneiform script. this is perhaps the earliest writing system. the "wedge-shaped" marks on the stone or clay tablets is made with a blunt reed for a stylus

this text contains a list of crimes and their various punishments, as well as settlements for common disputes and guidelines for citizens' conduct. The Hammurabi Code does not provide opportunity for explanation or excuses, though it does imply one's right to present evidence. 

the idea is that once you see the the slab in open display no one could plead ignorance of the law as an excuse. 


also, take a look at how these glyphs which stands for the word "head" evolve:


1-7 comprises 2000 years!!

isn't this pictographic token a kind of a logo?