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"Code of Hammurabi (Louvre)" Musée du Louvre Tip by Aaron7

Musée du Louvre, Paris: 795 reviews and 1,577 photos


This was the first code of written law. It was written during the rule of Hammurabi, King of Babylon, almost four thousand years ago. It described a very strict set of rules that called for the behanding of thieves, and the killing of muderers. It is the source of the phrase "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a life for a life"

Address: Louvre (Richelieu wing - Ground Floor)
Directions: Near Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny.
Phone: +33 1 40 20 50 50

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  • Written Jan 3, 2003
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