The Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi

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The Code of Hammurabi (Codex Hammurabi) is a well-preserved ancient law code, created ca. 1790 BC (middle chronology) in ancient Babylon. It was enacted by the sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi. One nearly complete example of the Code survives today, inscribed on a seven foot, four inch tall basalt stele in the Akkadian language in the cuneiform script. One of the first written codes of law in recorded history. These laws were written on a stone tablet standing over… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: -1790

Translator: Rev. Claude Hermann Walter Johns

Word count: 6,390 words (≈ 26 minutes)

Source: http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1472&Itemid=264

Copyright: Public Domain


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