Monday, October 15, 2007

Stele of Hammurabi's Lawcode

Stele of Hammurabi's Lawcode
Location: Louvre
Dates: 1750 BCE
One of the Earliest known Law Codes
Hammurabi was the 6th king of Babylonia.
The Stele was placed in a public place so that all could see it, although it is thought that few were actually literate.

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Stele of the lawcode of Hammurabi
Thanks to wallyg of flickr,

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