Policemen in 1st millennium BC Babylonia

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By: Reinhard Pirngruber

When constabulary duty’s to be done, to be done,
A policeman’s lot is not a happy one, happy one.

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The exceptionally abundant cuneiform documentation from Babylonia dating to the period of the Neo-Babylonian (626-539 BCE) and Achaemenid Empires (539-331 BCE) yields, among others, tens of thousands of legal and administrative tablets. In addition to the archives of the large temple households, (more…)

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