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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
built temples, dug canals, promoted
agriculture, established justice, and promoted
literary activity.
Hammurabi receiving his scepter and royal seal from the Sun God,
Hammurabi’s Stele
7.5 ft tall piece of black
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.