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Law Code of Hammurabi

Law Code of Hammurabi, 1750 BCE — Mesopotamia,
225 cm55 cm

The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code of ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to about 1754 BC. 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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