The Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi

by Hammurabi
     
 

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The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved ancient law code, created ca. 1790 BC 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

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The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved ancient law code, created ca. 1790 BC 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 eight feet tall that was found in 1901.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012431738
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
05/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
212 KB

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