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Law Code of Hammurabi

Mesopotamia, 1750BCE
Law Code of Hammurabi, Mesopotamia
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Law Code of Hammurabi is a Mesopotamian Diorite Sculpture created in 1750BCE. It lives at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The image is used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged legal document and Phallic Symbols. Source

The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code of ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to between 1755 and 1750 BCE. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. The sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi, enacted the code of 282 laws, partial copies existing on a human-sized stone stele and various clay tablets. The full translation of the laws can be read here:

The Code of Hammurabi

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Law Code of Hammurabi, Mesopotamia

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