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Hammurabi —Creator of cuneiform

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★ Hammurabi was an ancient Babylonian king (1750 BC).

★ He did something that no 1 had ever done before.

★ The Sumerians (Sumer :what is now Iraq) had created the 1st written cuneiform.

★ Using this written language, Hammurabi created the 1st written set of laws.

★ Hammurabi’s Code is 44 columns of text, 28 paragraphs which contain the actual code.

★ There are 282 laws.

★ It describes regulations for legal procedure, fixes rates on services performed in most branches of commerce and describes property rights, personal injury, and penalties for false testimony and accusations.

★ It has no laws regarding religion.

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