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How Fingerprints Came To Existence.

In ancient Babylon in the second millennium BC. King Hammurabi (1955-1913 BC) used fingerprint seals on contracts, and law officers of the day were authorized to secure the fingerprints of arrested persons. According to Wikipedia, in the year AD 650, Chinese historian Kia Kung-Yen wrote of fingerprints being used in an older method of preparing contracts and the law book of Yung-Hwui also listed and as well confirmed of husbands in a divorce decree had to sign the document with their fingerprint.

  11 months ago ago
How Fingerprints Came To Existence.