Code of Hammurabi

By: Tysen Stephenson, Eric Jackson, and Emily Turner

What is the code?

• 1792 BC - King Hammurabi of Mesopotamia

• 282 laws - rapidly growing empire

• Found - 1901 by French archeologists

How do they affect us today?

• Centralized government foundation

• High respect for all authority

• Patriarchal society

• Discouragement of social hierarchy

Examples of the codes

"If a man accuses another of a crime and cannot prove that that man performed the crime he shall be put to death"


"If you steal from the temple or the court you and the person that received the gift shall be put to death"


"If you steal the minor son of one man you shall be put to death"


"If you are caught in a robbery you shall be put to death"

Citations

Ushistory.org. "Hammurabi's Code: An Eye for an Eye." Ancient Civilizations Online Textbook. N.p., 2015. Web. 31 Aug. 2015. <http://www.ushistory.org/civ/4c.asp>.


CHNM.GMU.EDU

Hammurabi's Code

In-text: (Chnm.gmu.edu)

Bibliography: Chnm.gmu.edu,. 'Hammurabi's Code'. N.p., 2015. Web. 31 Aug. 2015.


"The Avalon Project : Code of Hammurabi." The Avalon Project : Code of Hammurabi. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Aug. 2015.