Saturday, August 7, 2010

Another archaeological find as old as and similar to the Hammurabi Code

 What? Another archaeological find?  Yes!

And when something is as ‘old’ as the Code of Hammurabi, it is rellllly old.

How old? you ask.

Well, according to Wikipedia, it dates to about 1790 BC.

Many years ago (but not in 1790 BC) I saw the 7.4 foot tall Stele of Hammurabi in person!  It was an unforgettable and awe inspiring moment.

To think that I was viewing the stele with the 282 laws (which, of course I could not read) of the Babylonian King Hammurabi was truly a ‘wow’ event.

And now, apparently archaeologists have found another fragment (though not nearly as big as the Stele of the Code of Hammurabi, shown in the picture above), which dates from the same general time period.


To read about this new find, HERE’S THE LINK

And to find out why the Code of Hammurabi is so important (and it is), Wikipedia has a good article with pictures.  HERE’S THE LINK