takes the form of a basalt pillar, known as a stele, about 6 feet high. In what different ways might twenty-first-century observers and those living at the time of Hammurabi assess that system of justice? Stele with Law Code of Hammurabi. Some examples to show the extent of legal procedure in Hammurabi's code include: the putting to death of a false accuser; the idea that an individual must prove that a crime has been committed against him; the ability of a judge to enforce money judgments;. Its chief mechanisms for punishment are corporal and fine-based. 6 It had been taken as plunder by the Elamite king Shutruk-Nahhunte in the 12th century BC and was taken to Susa in Elam (located in the present-day Khuzestan Province of Iran) where it was no longer available to the Babylonian people. A b c d e f g h i "The Code of Hammurabi". Bear: Mitchell Lane Publishers. Gabriele Bartz, Eberhard König, (Arts and Architecture Könemann, Köln, (2005 isbn.
William David Thomas, Gareth Stevens (2008). However, when Cyrus the Great brought both Babylon and Susa under the rule of his Persian Empire, and placed copies of the document in the Library of Sippar, the text became available for all the peoples of the vast Persian Empire to view. For a twenty-first-century observer, a number of aspects of the code might appear unjust or unusual, including the lack of equality for all plaintiffs under the law; the reliance on strictly corporal and fine-based punishments without the option of confinement; the potential jeopardy that. In the area of trade, there were set guidelines involving how trade should occur and the appropriate prices that could be charged for certain goods and services. Editio princeps : Scheil, Jean-Vincent (1902). The code can be broken up into 5 types of codes including: Legal Procedure, Household, Slavery, Miscellaneous and Trade.