Babylon was less durable than the Egyptian Kingdom. However, Babylon extended its cultural influence well-beyond its borders unlike Egypt which was isolated geographically and culturally, and rarely extended beyond its borders. As we have seen, during the Bronze Age, the archives of the Egyptian capital, Amarna, revealed letters exchanged directly between the Pharaoh and the Babylonian King; but also with Mitanni, Hatti at Assyria. Contacts between Egypt and Babylon appeared and developed when the Pharaoh Thutmose I (1506-1493 BCE) campaigned up to the Euphrates in Syria during the middle of the second millennium BCE. When the Egyptians were in Syria, Assyria and Babylonia were aware of the Egyptian’s power.
Under Hammurabi the Babylonians had a set of laws, and the Egyptians excelled at writing. In the Middle Kingdom, gods were believed to care for all of its people and not just the Divine Monarch (Wallech, 2013, p. 60). The rulers cared for the kingdom 's people which showed a sharp change in attitudes toward people. No longer was the ruler placed on a pedestal and treated like untouchable royalty. Treating citizens as a part of society assisted Egypt in growing and becoming successful in trade, writing and protecting itself.
The Greeks were sponge fishermen who came to the Bahamas for the development of their booming sponging industry. When it comes down to buying, packaging, and the exporting of sponges to and from the Bahamas, the Greeks dominated this industry and hence made a fortune. Other groups of migrants such as the Jews impacted the development of the Bahamas immensely through their booming business in the furniture industry. The Jew by the name of Mos Garfunkel opened the Home Furniture Company and encouraged his natives to do likewise. As a result, they impacted the development of the Bahamian economy
This code put the people of the social hierarchy in their place to fulfill their duties. As stated by Hammurabi himself “they… named me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, the worshiper of the gods, to cause justice to prevail in the land, to destroy the wicked and evil, to prevent the strong from oppressing the weak…” (Rogers, 4). Not only did Hammurabi create peace and order, he established the first known to historians’ justice system. Hammurabi’s code maintains order through social hierarchy, economic liability and gender inequality. Hammurabi’s code maintained order in Mesopotamia through social hierarchy.
Hammurabi claimed that his laws were both just and helpful to a wide range of people, but the majority of the laws don’t support either of his claims. In the instance of many laws, he appears to be very drastic with his consequences. In one of his codes, he says that if a women is caught in adultery with another man, both people must be tied up and thrown into the water (doc C, law 129). The act of binding the two people together and drowning them is a very specific and extreme repercussion for cheating. Another example of Hammurabi’s unnecessary harshness, was the law stating that if a man has broken into another’s house he shall be put to death by piercing him or hanging him in the hole which he made in the house (doc D, law 21).
Have you ever thought about laws created more than 3,500 years ago by a man known as Hammurabi? Hammurabi was a king of a kingdom known as Babylonia. He ruled nearly 4000 years ago, and ruled 42 years. During his time, Hammurabi carved 282 laws on a stele, which became Hammurabi’s Code. Now we are faced with a question: Was Hammurabi’s Code fair to everyone?
Was Hammurabi’s Code Just? (By Sofia Bradburn) Illustrate in your mind living during the 1750’s B.C.E and living in Babylon. The king and ruler, Hammurabi had multiple laws to rule this society, to make sure the widows and orphans were safe and that the weak were protected from the strong. Hammurabi ruled Babylon for about 32 years. He wrote laws using the writing system, Cuneiform.
The British Empire profited from slavery in the eighteenth century, but fought to abolish slavery in the nineteenth century. For many people, the British Empire meant loss of lands, discrimination and prejudice. Such a big empire had lots of everlasting impacts; a lot of them positive. The British Empire took science and technology across many parts of the world. They built railways, bridges and canals that helped improve communications in other territories.
Hammurabi’s Code of Justice Have you ever heard the expression, treat others how you want to be treated? Well that's what Hammurabi’s code is all about. Babylonia was ruled by king Hammurabi for 42 years in 1754 BCE. In those years Hammurabi made a set of 282 laws called Hammurabi’s code to create justice and the laws were placed on a steele. Hammurabi's code was just because his purpose was to protect the weak, he made laws about property to protect your house and laws to punish people if they injure you.
The Babylonian work such as Investiture of Zimrilim arose from the great Babylonian empire of Mesopotamia in 1750 B.C.E. It had been built on wall of palace of Zimrilim by the current time Babylonian ruler called Hammurabi. This palace was situated in the city of Mari. This wall painting revealed the dominance of ruler. The painting was emphasized the empowerment of Zimrilim, the Babylonian goddess of war, love and the fertility.