Examples Of The Code Of Hammurabi

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Hammurabi’s code was the law of the Babylonian empire around 1800 B.C.E and unified most of Mesopotamia. The code was built on preexisting laws by past Sumerian kings. They were specific cases that was designed to regulate the code to all of Babylon. It gives a look into what life was like in regards to family structure and social relationships of the citizens of the Babylonia Empire. Some examples of the codes are if a man was accused of murder but no evidence was found then the man who did the accusing would be put to death and if a man should strike their father, their hand would be severed. Another code was that if a man and a women did not have the proper paper work to show that they are married then they are not really married.
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