Visit site
Helen Terry
• 3 years ago

THE CODE OF HAMMURABI is a large black basalt stela inscribed with ancient Babylonian text. It was discovered intact in 1901 by Jean-Vincent Scheil. The Stela depicts, front and back, almost 300 laws, in conditional if/then format. The Code is a surprisingly sophisticated depiction of the justice system of the time, & demonstrates that it many ways the Babylonians were almost modern in theories of jurisprudence. The Stela isn't unique; fragments of identical codes have been found elsewhere.

Related Pins

Hammurabi Codex Stele (1760 B.C.) basalt, standing nearly 2 meters tall, it is the first known written set of laws in history. Topped with a relief of Hammurabi, the first king of the Babylonian Empire, raising his hand to his mouth in respect to the god, likely to have been Marduk.

The Code of Hammurabi - Babylon, Mesopotamia. The Hammurabi Stele, bearing the Codex Hammurabi, an early Babylonian legal code. This was not, however, the earliest legal code in ancient Mesopotamia. It is predated by several others such as the Codes of Urukagina, Ur-Nammu and Lipit-Ishtar.

The Code of Hammurabi, First written law in human history. (From Ancient Mesopotamia)

Stele with law code of Hammurabi, Babylonian, Susa, Iranca. 1780 BC

Stele with law code of Hammurabi, from Susa, Iran ca 1780 bce

The Code of Hammurabi, the Sixth Babylonian king (1792-1750 BCE), 282 laws. Hammurabi standing before the sun-god Shamash. Originally from Babylon, found at Susa, Iran. One of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. The Code consists of 282 laws, with scaled punishments, adjusting "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" (lex talionis) as graded depending on social status, of slave versus free man. Inscribed in the Akkadian language, using cuneiform script.

The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code, dating back to about 1772 BC. It is one of the OLDEST deciphered writings of significant length in the world

About 300 years after Hammurabi, in 1440 B.C., Moses recorded the Law for the Israelites. Because the Mosaic Law contains some similarities to Hammurabi’s Code, some critics of the Bible believe that Moses copied from the Hammurabian Code. If they’re right, and Moses simply stole from the Babylonians.

Stele with the laws of Hammurabi, from Susa, Iran, ca. 1780 BCE. Basalt, 7′ 4″ high. Musée du Louvre, Paris.

The Code of Hammurabi - Musée du Louvre; well-preserved Babylonian law code (first las code), dating back to about 1772 BC; "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" (lex talionis); cuneiform or wedged-shaped writing

Mithraeum mosaic | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Depicts the several stages of initiation into Mithraism, in order from bottom to top"