Portrait of Hammurabi


1792 BCE – 1750 BCE

King Hammurabi ruled Babylon from 1792-1750 B.C. Towards the end of his reign his legal decisions were collected and inscribed on a diorite stele set up in Babylon’s Temple of Marduk. The Code of Hammurabi is the most complete and perfect extant collection of Babylonian laws and is the most complete record of ancient law in existence.

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