Hammurabi and Babylon
The story of Hammurabi and the city of Babylon
Hammurabi was a young man when he took over his father's reign over the kingdom of Babylon. When Hammurabi took over as king, Babylon was already had power in Mesopotamia. However, when Hammurabi took over, Babylon transformed into an even more powerful state. He also made one rule over Mesopotamia to unite them. Hammurabi nicknamed himself as the 'Strong King of Babylon'. Hammurabi was also directly involved with the growing of his kingdom. He helped cleaning irrigation canals, and other projects like building city walls and restoring temples. Much planning went into these projects. Hammurabi also wanted to have the Euphrates River.