Hammurabi: The king who made the four quarters of the earth obedient


Law Code Stele of King Hammurabi, basalt, Babylonian, 1792-1750 B.C.E. (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Hammurabi: The king who made the four quarters of the earth obedient," in Smarthistory, December 3, 2015, accessed June 25, 2017, https://smarthistory.org/hammurabi-the-king-who-made-the-four-quarters-of-the-earth-obedient-2/.