Code of Hammurabi (Long Version)(1752 BCE)
The Code of Hammurabi was written around 1752
The Code of Hammurabi was written in order to achieve these goals. The monumental stela bears an image and three sections of text: prologue, laws, and epilogue. In the image, prologue, and epilogue, the primary focus is on establishing Hammurabi as a good, just, and divinely sanctioned king. In the law section, Hammurabi demonstrates his judicial wisdom, given by the sun god Shamash,...
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