Law Code Tablet of King Hammurabi from Nippur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 July 2014
Law Code Tablet of King Hammurabi from Nippur

This terracotta tablet is a smaller version of the original law code stela of King Hammurabi to be used in schools and courts. The tablet was found at Nippur (modern Nuffar, Al-Qadisiyah Governorate, Iraq), southern Mesopotamia. Old Babylonian era, 1790 BCE. (Istanbul Archaeological Museums/Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul, Turkey).

About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2014, July 18). Law Code Tablet of King Hammurabi from Nippur. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2790/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Law Code Tablet of King Hammurabi from Nippur." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 18, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2790/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Law Code Tablet of King Hammurabi from Nippur." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 18 Jul 2014. Web. 26 Feb 2020.

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