Code of Hammurabi

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Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi was a comprehensive set of laws, considered by many scholars to be the oldest laws established; they were handed down four thousand years ago by King Hammurabi of Babylon. Although the Code of Hammurabi was essentially humanitarian in its intent and orientation, it contained the "eye for an eye" theory of punishment, which is a barbarian application of the concept of making the punishment fit the crime. The Code of Hammurabi recognized such modern concepts as that of corporate personality.

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The idea was also discussed of a team returning to the ancient site of Susa in the Zagros Mountains, where France worked for more than 80 years until the Iraq-Iran war in 1980 and made important discoveries such as the Code of Hamurabi, the Babylonian king's rule of law that was inscribed on a seven-foot stone stele and clay tablets.
History records an interest in health from the beginning of time in written records such as the Code of Hamurabi, Mosaic law, and in the writings of the Greeks and Romans.