of the Rings is depicted here as astronomer Shamash on top of
a diorite stele inscribed with the law codes attributed to King
Hammurabi. As one of the Shining Ones otherwise known as the
Elohim, Genii, Abkarlu or Gods, Shamash is passing the Ring
and the Rod, key symbols of authority or rule, to the Mesopotamia
King c 1792 BC.
the Ring consisted of a rolled surveyors tape and the Rod was
the standard unit of measurement used across the world from
as early as 8,500 BC at Jericho to Mayan structures c. 700 AD.
As tenant of the Gods, Hammurabi was in fact re-affirming the
original common law edicts of Anu and Enlil. Steles were placed
in public places declaring the primary legal basis for human
rights eventually adopted in Hebraic laws.