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"Hammurabi King issued a code of laws revolutionary"

Babylonian king Hammurabi Code (1728 - 686 BC), who was scratched on the columns of basalt, is the most comprehensive law code of ancient history and has an impressive section dedicated to civil law. Formulated the principle of criminal law 'eye for an eye' was not progress at all, as long believed. It is known fact, the existing code of laws Urnammu king of Ur, which appeared in 2000 BC. This applies injuries and offenses and even resorted to the death penalty (less frequently than it does Hammurabi).
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