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    the structure of his society in which he seems to think this is for their best interest. Hammurabi 's code so is one of the most important documents in Babylon. The basic ideals of these customs and laws that Hammurabi followed were from Samarian culture. The four main keys that him Robbie had in his laws were civil laws, commercial laws, penal law 's and laws of procedure. The civil laws set up a basic understanding of social class structures based on heritage and the amount of wealth one holds throughout his life. There were only basic structures at this time of the wealthy being the free people and the semi free people would be considered the middle class and then the lowest class being the slave class who made up the majority. Another key and Hammurabi code was business transactions he was most definitely interested in the political economical bases and the statuses in which the wealth class was being credited and how he could create more of a balance between poor classes. The next key to Hammurabi 's code was the penal law is in which he illustrated the harsh punishments mostly on the people in which came from the poor classes because of them being on educated on the direct laws in which Hammurabi wanted his society to follow. The unjust of these crimes could not be tested by a jury for there was not one at this time in Babylon. This written code of 282 laws define the relationship between Hammurabi and his kingdom. He gave the opportunity for each citizen to study…

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    The game, Discover Babylon, teaches people about the many different characteristics of civilizations in Ancient Mesopotamia. The major characteristics include cities, religion, writing, government, social structure, and art. Each of these characteristics were demonstrated through the game. These characteristics are what make up a civilization. Ancient Mesopotamia was located within the Fertile crescent, in between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Civilizations from Ancient Mesopotamia invented…

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    Hammurabi, king of Babylon, it is without saying that it is an honor to serve as one of your legal advisors. One can only hope to aid the king in his conquest to further the welfare of the people. The great gods, Enil and Anu, have granted you the duty to establish freedom, to preclude the weak from being overcome by the power of the strong, and to rise over the black-headed people as the bringer of civil law for the betterment of the Akkad and Sumer. As your legal advisor, it is my duty to…

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    The Ishtar Gate was commissioned by great ruler of Babylon – King Nebuchadnezzar II (605 BC-562 BC). It is one of eight gates to the city of Babylon. This gate was 50 feet tall and 100 feet wide, made of cobalt blue glazed bricks. This was the main entrance into the inner city of Babylon that was located on the north side, and a symbol of Babylon splendor. It was also the beginning of the half mile long, bricked-paved corridor pathway called the Processional Way. This road lead to main Ziggurat…

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    The contrast of two settings in ‘By the Waters of Babylon’ helps to reveal the story’s purpose. John’s home was a very primitive village, where people still hunted for their main source of food and believed in magic. They don’t even have running water, because John was confused on what a faucet was. “in the washing-place, a thing said “Hot” but it was not hot to the touch- another thing said “Cold” but it was not cold. This must have been a strong magic but the magic was gone.”(Benét, 64). The…

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    David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon and William Golding’s The Inheritors both explore and criticise human being’s focus on separation and discrimination, and highlight the following consequences of violence through various techniques. Remembering Babylon takes place in 19th Century Queensland following a young British man, Gemmy Fairley, who was thrown overboard a ship and has grown up with Aboriginals for sixteen years, and his relationship with the new settlers. The Inheritors follows a journey…

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    The drive to the city of Babylon approached two hours with Sunday traffic. Entering the city limits, they saw the abundance of date-bearing palm fields. Hanging from the trees were workers with large canvas sacks harvesting the Springtime crop, as a breeze swayed the fronds. Miles further, the caravan came upon the stone wall entrance barricading the legendary ruins, known as the Gardens of Babylon. The wall protected it against thieves and vandals. The first van halted in the dirt visitors '…

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    Remembering Babylon In the book Remembering Babylon by David Malouf we see a story of many mixed emotions that includes: sadness, happiness, and even the emotion of anger. The protagonist of the story is the thirteen year old British cabin boy, Gemmy Fairley, who we see grow up throughout the story. Gemmy got cast ashore on the far north part of Australia and he was taken in by the Aborigines. Gemmy was not one of them but they took him in since he was still a kid who needed a safe place to…

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    The Code Of Hammurabi

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    The Code of Hammurabi, also known as the Code of Laws, is one of the earliest sets of laws found. Hammurabi wrote these laws in the city of Babylon. “He felt that he had to write them to please his Gods. He did not consider himself related to any God, although he did call himself “the favorite of the gods”.” (Babylonia - Code of Hammurabi - Crystalinks.) Although the laws were written in Babylon, they were carried throughout all of Mesopotamia. Hammurabi was the King of Babylon. There are many…

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    Hammurabi was the king of a Mesopotamian kingdom named Babylon in 1792 B.C.E. Hammurabi was a very famous king, known for his code of laws. These laws were said to be written by Hammurabi to create order and fairness in his kingdom. Hammurabi was instructed to create this specific code of laws by the god of justice, Shamash. Even though Shamash instructed these laws, he never signed the code himself. The laws, names of gods, and writings were carved into a large stone like pillar called a…

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