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Class, Power and War among the Sumerians | Sumerian Polytheism, Sin and Myth of a Great Flood | Empire by Sargon the Great Babylonian Myths of Creation and a Great Flood | Hammurabi and the Kassites at Babylon | Invasions and Diffusions, 1600 to 1000 BCE

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Hammurabi (also known as Khammurabi and Ammurapi, reigned 1792-1750 BCE) was the sixth king of the Amorite First Dynasty of Babylon, assumed the throne from his father, Sin-Muballit, and expanded the kingdom to conquer all of ancient Mesopotamia.

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Arbela. Ištar on a Neo-Assyrian seal (from J. Black & A. Green, Gods, demons and symbols of ancient Mesopotamia)

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