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One of the ancient Babylonian kings was named Hammurabi.  King Hammurabi was a very clever man. King Hammurabi built the city of Babylon in Marduk's honor. Marduk was the most important god in Babylonian. All the other gods reported to Marduk, just as all the other nobles had to report to the king of Babylon. This was very clever of King Hammurabi. People were afraid to attack Babylon. They did not wish to risk Marduk's anger! He also did something else that was very clever. He wrote the laws down on stone and clay tablets. That way, everyone would be treated the same. If the court proved you broke a law, the  punishment for breaking that law was already decided.

Hammurabi's Code ("lesson")

The Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi – How They Reflected Babylonian Values (and Our Own!)

Hammurabi’s Code of Law – Description of the Laws

Hammurabi’s Code of Law – An Example of Early Government

Hammurabi’s Code – 282 Laws

Hammurabi’s Code of Laws

Hammurabi’s Code – You Be the Judge

Hammurabi’s Code with Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Hammurabi’s Laws and Western Civilization

The Harsh Hammurabi Code

The History of Law – The Beginning of Modern-Day Law

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See Also: Ancient Mesopotamia (many), Ancient Babylon

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