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The Code of Hammurabi
ASH3200; ASH3204; EUH2000; WOH2012
Old Babylonian, c. 1800 BCE
Code of Hammurabi; Law; Kingship
The so-called law code was a political document meant to promote the kingship of Hammurabi. It reveals striking class inequality and was seldom if ever consulted in legal contexts.
Ascribed to Hammurabi, "The Code of Hammurabi" (2020). All OER History Primary Sources. 2.