30 Most Ridiculous Laws From Ancient Times

Independence Might Lead To Slavery

#16 Independence Might Lead To Slavery

According to the ancient Mesopotamian norms, independence from your parents could land you in big trouble. According to the recovered fragments of the norms, if a person was declared independent from their father, then they could be sold into slavery.

And if someone decided to be declared independent of their mother, then it would mean expulsion from their home on top of no share in the inheritance. Ouch! That would have hurt.

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