Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The legacy of Hammurabi

In early 1792 BC, Hammurabi became the ruler of Babylon and conquered the smaller kingdoms of Mesopotamia and united all the people under the Babylonian Empire. Thus with the conquest of vast amount of lands, the necessity of a unified law and order throughout all the empire resulted in the first written code being created in the 1760s BC, known today as The Code of Hammurabi.

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