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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Hammurabi, code of law, stele, Mesopotamia, بابل, 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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Legendary ancient empires

Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.

The city of Babylon (6th century BC)

The ancient city of Babylon was built on the banks of the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia.

Mesopotamian inventions (3rd millennium BC)

These tools, revolutionary even in their simplicity, are still in use today.

Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone helped to solve the mystery of hieroglyphics.

The city of Ur (3rd millennium BC)

The ancient city located near the river Euphrates was an important Sumerian centre.

Ziggurat (Ur, 3rd millennium BC)

Ziggurats were typical terraced step pyramids used as temples in ancient Mesopotamia.

Wonders of the Ancient World

Today only one of the Wonders of the Ancient World is still intact: the Pyramids of Giza.

Archaeological excavation (pit house)

Large construction sites provide archaeologists searching for artefacts with a great deal of work.

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