Code Of Hammurabi

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The Code of Hammurabi * Is basically, one of the earliest known codes and was compiled at the start of the reign of the Babylonian kingdom. * Was written on a stele, a large stone monument, and placed in a public place so that all could see it. * Contained 282 laws, written by scribe on 12 tablets, * It was written in Akkadian, the daily language of Babylon. * The code was written in cuneiform, a form of writing. * Is severe punishment for criminal offense * Hammurabi was the sixth ruler or king of the old Babylonian Dynasty. * His first accomplishment was that he controlled the Euphrates Rivers of Mesopotamia, by unifying his kingdom. * Hammurabi is also known for the set of laws called “Hammurabi’s Codes”, which are one of the first written codes of law in Western history. * The Hammurabi’s codes tell about the importance of writing and literacy among the elite of Babylonian society. * -The Code of Hammurabi was one of several sets of laws in the Ancient Near East. Some laws: * If a Seignior (Lord or Master) accused another Seignior, putting a ban upon him, but he cannot prove it, his accuser shall be put to death. * If anyone brings an accusation against a man, and the accused goes to the river and leaps into the river, if he sinks in the river his accuser shall take possession of his house. But if the river proves that the accused is not guilty, and he escapes unhurt, then he who had brought the accusation shall be put to death, while he who leaped into the river shall take possession of the house that had belonged to his accuser. * If anyone brings an accusation of any crime before the elders, and does not prove what he has charged, he shall, if a capital offense is charged, be put to death. * If a builder builds a house for someone, and does not construct it properly, and the house which he built

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