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Definition: Amorite king famous for his Code, a collection of laws that were effective throughout the kingdom. He was also very much a warrior king and added greatly to his people's territory during his reign.

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The Ancient Middle East
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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?

The Code of Hammurabi
Read ALL the laws here. This site includes the inscription before and after the listing of the laws.

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