Code of Hammurabi

Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi is the emblem of the Mesopotamian civilization; it contains 282 laws carved into a basalt stele.

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Hammurabi, code of law, stele, Mesopotamia, Babylon, Akkadian, cuneiform script, Babylonian Empire, law, right, archeology, decision, king, religion, empire, ruler, ancient Near East, state, Susa, Louvre, antiquity, Text memorial, basalt, relief, god, history, society, writing

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