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- Medical laws and ethics of Babylon as read in Hammurabi's code (History)

Figure 1: The laws, which numbered from 1 to 282 (numbers 13 and 66-99 are missing), are inscribed in ancient Babylonian on an eight-foot tall stella of black basal. It was discovered in December 1901 in Susa, Elam, which is now Khuzestan, Iran where it had been taken by the Elamite king Shutruk-Nahhunte in the 12th century BC. It is clearly intended to be demonstrated in public view. It begins and ends with addresses to the gods. It is filled with prayers cursing whoever shall neglect or destroy the law. It is currently on display at Louvre Museum in Paris France. [Source Louvre Museum]

 

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