Gortyn laws – ancient inheritance laws etched in stone

The Great Inscription at Gortyn on the Island of Crete, Greece

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Some of the earliest known written inheritance and succession laws can be found at the archaeological site of Gortyn, on the southern side of the island of Crete, Greece.  Gortyn, Gortys or Gortyna was once a large, busy metropolis in Ancient Greece.
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