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Hammurabi's law code
Terms in this set (15)
Why was the code of laws created?
To treat people fairly
What was the code carved on?
An 8ft tall stone column
What was the eye for an eye principle called?
The eye for an eye principle is also called the principle of retaliation.
If something happened in society who was responsible?
The government is responsible.
How many laws were there?
There are 282 laws.
What section had the largest amount of laws?
marriage,family, and property laws
According to the code of laws, what would happen to a boy who slapped his father?
If a boy slaps his father his hand will get cut off.
How is the truth determined when one man accuse another of a crime?
They throw him in the river to see if he survives
What happens if a son is adopted and the birth parents want him back?
The birth parents can not take him.
What happens to the carpenter if a house he built falls and kills someone?
The carpenter would be killed.
Who had different punishments?
There were different punishments for the rich and poor and men and women.
Who was Hammurabi?
Hammurabi was a general that conquered Mesopotamia.
How long did Hammurabi rule?
Hammurabi ruled from 1792 B.C to 1750 B.C.
What were the laws for?
The laws were used for everyday problems.
How many lines of cuneiform were there?
There were 3,500 lines of cuneiform.
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