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Code of Hammurabi

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Definition: Collection of laws put together by the Amorite king Hammurabi. The laws applied equally to everyone in the kingdom, and they were placed in public places so everyone would know what they were.

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You Be the Judge on Hammurabi's Code
Take the law into your own hands in this fun look at the Code of Hammurabi. Get some background, see the Code for yourself, then put yourself in the role of a judge in Hammurabi's time. How would you rule?

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