In the Media

Weird cases: Sentences a lesson in themselves

PUBLISHED June 12, 2015

The principle “an eye for an eye . . .” made its historical debut in Hammurabi’s Code — a set of 282 laws engraved on a stone pillar in ancient Mesopotamia. The code, from about 1754 BC, and discovered in what today is Iran, is commonly accepted as the oldest legal digest in the world.

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