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Hammurabi's Law Code


James Blake Wiener
published on 28 July 2017
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A diorite stele with an inscription of Hammurabi's code of laws. Susa, Babylonia, 18th century BCE. Cast of the original now in the Louvre, Paris. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, July 28). Hammurabi's Law Code. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James B. "Hammurabi's Law Code." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 28, 2017.

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Wiener, James B. "Hammurabi's Law Code." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Jul 2017. Web. 28 Feb 2021.

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