Code of Hammurabi

Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi is the emblem of the Mesopotamian civilisation; it contains 282 laws carved into a basalt stele.

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Keywords

Hammurabi, code of law, stele, Mesopotamia, Babylon, Akkadian, cuneiform script, Babylonian Empire, law, right, archaeology, decision, king, religion, empire, ruler, ancient Near East, state, Susa, Louvre, antiquity, Text memorial, basalt, relief, god, history, society, writing

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Questions

  • In which city-state did Hammurabi reign?
  • What rock was the stele made of?
  • When did Hammurabi reign?
  • In which writing system was the Code of Hammurabi carved in stone?
  • In what language was the Code of Hammurabi written?
  • What was the writing direction of the Akkadian cuneiform script?
  • In which city is the Code of Hammurabi exhibited?
  • In which museum is the Code of Hammurabi exhibited?
  • How many laws does the Code of Hammurabi contain?
  • Which figure is Hammurabi on the relief atop the stele?
  • Which figure is Hammurabi on the relief atop the stele?
  • Who is featured on the relief atop the stele together with Hammurabi?
  • What was Shamash the god of?
  • How tall is the Code of Hammurabi?
  • Is it true that numerous copies of the Code of Hammurabi existed on baked clay tablets?
  • Which ruler lived before Hammurabi?
  • Which principle did the Code of Hammurabi follow?
  • When was the Code of Hammurabi found?
  • During the excavation of which ancient city was the Code of Hammurabi found?
  • Is it true that verdicts were independent of the social status of the offender?
  • When was the Code of Hammurabi created?
  • What is Hammurabi doing in front of Shamash?
  • What object is Shamash holding?
  • What does the measuring rod symbolise in the hand of Shamash?
  • What does Shamash sit on?
  • Which concept is NOT included in the Code of Hammurabi?
  • Is it true that the Code of Hammurabi is the oldest code of law?
  • Which concept is NOT included in the Code of Hammurabi?
  • Which writing system was the predecessor of the Sumerian cuneiform script?
  • Which family of languages does Akkadian belong to?

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