Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia

Author: Sherman Hollar
Retail Price: $34.95
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ISBN: 9781615305261
Format: Hardback
Published: July 2015
Published By: Britantica
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In approximately 1750 BC the Babylonian king Hammurabi had a shiny black basalt stela (pillar) placed in the capital city of Babylon. This astonishing object contained nearly 300 laws. By today's standards, some of them seem shockingly cruel, such as number 195: If a son strike his father, his hands shall be hewn off. Or 196: If a man put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out. Some even seem downright unfair - if a patient died during surgery, according to law 218, the doctor's hands would be cut off.
ISBN: 9781615305261
Number of Pages: 88
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary
Published Date: 24-Jul-2015
Dimensions (mm): 240x170mm
Publisher: Britantica

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