The earliest boundary water treaty

Determine 1:  Memorial cone of the Mesilim Treaty Due to Peter Sand for contributing this put up! [Footnotes after the jump.] The Musée du Louvre in Paris holds tangible proof of the world’s first identified authorized settlement on boundary water sources: viz., the Mesilim Treaty, concluded within the 25th century B.C. between the 2 Mesopotamian states of Lagash and Umma. The phrases of the treaty have been preserved as cuneiform inscriptions on a limestone cone…

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