Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Eight feet long from edge to edge and brushed with beautiful calligraphy, the stretched-out scroll hanging on the walls of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago could easily be mistaken for a poem, or an ornate royal decree. It's neither. It's a prenup.
The 2,480-year-old marital document, written in demotic script was made to ensure that if the union between the signers didn't work out, the wife would be adequately provided for.
(via Miss Cellania)