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Law Code of Hammurabi

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

Law Code of Hammurabi is a Mesopotamian, Diorite Sculpture created in 1750 BCE. It lives at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The image is tagged Law, and Codes. Source

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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