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Hammurabi's Code: Sixth King Of Babylon

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Hammurabi’s Code
Hammurabi’s code is the first set of completed written laws that we have found. In 1792, Hammurabi became the sixth king of Babylon ( http://www.ancient.eu/hammurabi/ ). He ruled for forty-two years from 1792-1750 BCE. Hammurabi’s Code is a set of laws that were given to him by Shamash the God of Justice. There are two hundred and two laws in Hammurabi’s code and they are all written on a stele. The Stele was divided into three parts the prologue, the laws and the epilogue. Some of the different types of laws were family, theft and agricultural just to name a few. Hammurabi's code was unjust because it makes innocent people suffer, the citizens have no say in the laws and the punishments are too harsh.
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