Description

Hammurabi, king of Babylon, establishes on a human-sized stone stele a code of laws known as the Code of Hammurabi, which consists of 282 laws, with scaled punishments, adjusting "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth"

Location

Babylon

Rate

Strong importance (9)

Sphere

Politics

Images

Code of Hammurabi on diorite stele at the Louvre Detail of Code of Hammurabi on diorite stele of  at the Louvre Figures at top of Code of Hammurabi on diorite stele of  at the Louvre

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