Hammurabi Code

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Hammurabi’s Code Wasn’t Just As he slowly walked up to get his hands chopped off, he knew that striking his father was one mistake that would change his life forever. Life back in 1750 BC in most of Mesopotamia, a king named Hammurabi, ruled. In addition, their lives were often restricted or at times, shortened. For the first 30 years Hammurabi ruled, beginning in 1792 BC, he ruled Babylon, which was the capital of Babylonia at that time. He ruled over about 1,000,000 people, consisting mostly of farmers. Located in what is now central Iraq, people lived with strict laws created by Hammurabi and their god of justice, Shamash, in Hammurabi’s 38th year of his ruling. He had 282 laws that were carved onto a stele, a large stone, which he…show more content…
Hammurabi and Shamash, the god of justice, created the laws. Shamash instructed Hammurabi and told him what to put into the laws, according to Hammurabi. On the stele, carved on where the laws that were to be followed. Hammurabi listed a Prologue, which included a list of the names of the gods, which stated that they have given him the right to rule. In the Epilogue, Hammurabi states how the laws should be done (Document A). People followed the laws because they would be punished and also be disobeying their religion and Hammurabi, which brings bad luck, according to Hammurabi. Nevertheless, they didn’t know it was just Hammurabi, and only Hammurabi, who created the laws for everyone to…show more content…
People in most of Mesopotamia didn’t help create the laws, Hammurabi and Shamash did. Punishments for the people were unfair and ended many lives or ruined lives because they made one mistake. Everyone didn’t receive the same punishments as other people. Although Hammurabi’s Code did protect the weak, there were more problems with the laws than there were good. However, government nowadays, learned from Hammurabi’s mistakes. They based some laws of of his rules but made the laws, not as strict and

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