Code of Hammurabi was one of the first codifications
of law, and is one of the significant achievements of Ancient
(ca. 1792 - 1750 BC) united all of Mesopotamia and ruled for
forty-three years in Babylon. Although Hammurabi's Code is
not the first code of laws (the first records date four centuries
earlier), it is the best preserved legal document reflecting
the social structure of Babylon during Hammurabi's rule. The
code contained two hundred eighty-two laws.
the full text of the code see The
Code of Hammurabi
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