Hammurabi's Code of Laws

Hammurabi's Code of Laws

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A carved picture of Hammurabi's stone "Stele" containing the ancient Babylonian code of Laws. Made by Iraqi handcraft artists.

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A carved picture of Hammurabi's stone "Stele" containing the ancient Babylonian code of Laws. Made by Iraqi handcraft artists.

The picture is engraved into cowhide and is meant to be hung on a wall by a small ring on the back.

The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian code of law of ancient Mesopotamia (Iraq), 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, and partial copies exist on a 2.25 metre (7.5 ft) stone stele and consists of 282 laws, with scaled punishments, adjusting "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" (lex talionis)