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Conquer the Sumerians and rule Mesopotamia around 2000 B.C.E. 6th King of Babylon Ruled from 1792-1750 B.C.E. Brilliant warrior, conquered all of Mesopotamia. built temples, dug canals, promoted agriculture, established justice, and promoted literary activity. Hammurabi receiving his scepter and royal seal from the Sun God, Shamash. Hammurabi’s Stele 7.5 ft tall piece of black obsidian. Listed all 282 laws of the Code of Hammurabi. Placed at the entrance to the city of Babylon. Dealt with criminal and civil matters. Punishments were extremely harsh. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. Good of the whole was more important than the rights of the individual.