The first return in history (from nearly 4,000 years ago)


bq. +One pair of leather shoes in the Caphtorian styles, which to the palace of Hammurabi, King of Babylon, Bahdi-Lim carried, but which were returned+ \ (Eighteenth century BCE tablet from Mari)

No reason is given for this return. Perhaps the shoes didn’t fit King Hammurabi.

(This is the Hammurabi famous for the Code. Mari is in present day Syria. Bahdi-Kim was an official from Mari. Caphtor was the Mesopotamian name for Crete, thus the shoes were from Crete, some 750 miles from Mari.)


Wonder if they filed am A-Z complaint on it

closed #3