The greatest accomplishment of Hammurabi was the Hammurabi Code of Laws. Hammurabi was the most celebrated among all Mesopotamian kings.Know More
Hammurabi was the sixth in line to the throne of Babylon's first dynasty, the Amorite. He was popularly known among his people as "bani matim" or the "builder of land." He established the Code of Hammurabi to unify the lands he conquered.
Hammurabi's Code was a set of almost 300 laws engraved into a high black diorite pillar. The laws provided distinctions regarding the punishments for the wealthy, the commoners and the slaves. Often, commoners received lighter penalties compared to members of the nobility.Learn more about Mesopotamia
Some of civilization's first cities were founded by the Sumerian people in Mesopotamia, which is located in the valley between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. In Mesopotamia, women were wives and mothers and took care of household duties. Men were trained from an early age for specialized jobs such as masons, musicians, builders or politicians. Big events such as weddings were celebrated with parties and festivals.Full Answer >
The king's role in ancient Mesopotamia was to keep order in a world of many threats and in the context of an extremely pessimistic worldview. With constant dangers of floods and drought, kings had to protect the people in the realm, gather all the resources they could muster and honor the local gods whom the populace believed had the power to protect or destroy them.Full Answer >
Some of the accomplishments made by the Sumerian civilization include creating the sexagesimal system, developing a set of laws and creating the cuneiform system of writing. Sumerians have also been credited with developing the potter's wheel, although there is evidence an earlier version may have been invented in Egypt.Full Answer >
Based on the scarce evidence that exist pertaining to ancient Babylonian culture, men and women wore skirts and shawls that resembled the style of ancient Sumerians. These trends continued after the the Babylonian empire fell and the Assyrian civilization developed, carrying over the shawls and fringed skirts.Full Answer >