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Babylonian Art - Stele of Hammurabi

After Akkad came Babylon, another Near Eastern civilization. Babylon is most famous for Hammurabi’s Code, the earliest recorded system of laws in existence. Where was this code recorded? 163 palabras más

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Religion 101: Revenge is not sweet, not like turning the other cheek....

“An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth,” is probably the most misunderstood phrase in all human history, its modern implications suggesting—no, NECESSITATING—revenge, at any and all costs. 760 palabras más


Parashah Mishpatim (Regulations) Exodus 21 - 24:18

This section of the Torah is where we see the judicial, or penal code, side of the Torah.

Torah doesn’t mean “law” but is properly translated more as “teachings”, and is a multi-faceted book. 1.603 palabras más


Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber (2011)

I don’t often read 400-page books on economic history, but this one had me thoroughly engaged the whole way. I don’t think it can really be summarized, and I won’t try. 354 palabras más


Civilisation 2: Hammurabi

Welcome to the ‘Civilisation’ blog series. This is my attempt to categorise some of history’s most famous (and infamous) names. Sometimes it’s serious and sometimes it’s silly. 590 palabras más

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The Stele of Hammurabi

Our knowledge of the social life of Babylon and the territory under its control is derived chiefly from the Hammurabi Code of laws, of which an almost complete copy was discovered at Susa, towards the end of 1901, by the De Morgan expedition. 220 palabras más



In their project this week students must introduce a famous and influential individual from their country, and Mohammad Mohammad, Iraqi academic and politician, has chosen to talk about Hammurabi, first great king of Babylon. 404 palabras más

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