30 Most Ridiculous Laws From Ancient Times

Veils Were Only For Honourable Women

#15 Veils Were Only For Honourable Women

The Code of the Assura Assyrians, written circa 1075 BC., is one of the harshest codes of law in history. It stipulates cruel punishment in regards to the veiling culture in women.

According to the code, only the noble and honourable women had the right to wear a veil. Slaves, servants, and any other ordinary women were forbidden from covering their faces. Defaulters would be ripped off their clothes and were lashed 50 times in public.

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