Hammurabi was an ancient Babylonian
king. He did something that no one had ever done before. The
Sumerians had created the first written cuneiform.
Using this written language, Hammurabi created the first written set of
In Hammurabi's court, it did not matter if you were rich
or poor. If you broke the law, and were found guilty, you would be
Since the laws were clearly written down, everyone was
expected to obey them.
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