Category Archives: Hammurabi (c. 1792-1750 B.C.E.)

Stele of Hammurabi

Stone stele Louvre Museum, Paris Hammurabi of Babylon (reigned 1792-1750 B.C.E.) was the sixth Amorite ruler during the First Dynasty of Babylon. He extended his control over Kish, Sippar, Borsippa, Uruk, and Isin. He conquered Rim-Sin of Larsa 1822-1763 B.C.E.), … Continue reading

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Cylinder seal

Hematite Late Old Babylonian period (c. 2000-1600 B.C.E.), probably time of Hammurabi (reigned c. 1792-1750 B.C.E.) These female figures are lammas. A lamma is a generally anonymous, benevolent female deity in human form. These lammas have their hands raised to … Continue reading

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Agricultural adminitrative archive texts

Clay tablets Old Babylonian period, Hammurabi (c. 1760 B.C.E.) These tablets are from the areas of Larsa and Lagash. They were studied and published by Maria deJong Ellis in 1977.   The tablets are reports by individual cultivators, or ishshakkus, regarding … Continue reading

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