This is a 24 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Ancient Civilizations - Key Figures - Hammurabi. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Hammurabi was the 6th king of the Amorite First Dynasty of Babylon, assumed the throne from his father, Sin-Muballit, and expanded the kingdom to conquer all of ancient Mesopotamia. Through a succession of military campaigns, careful alliances made and broken when necessary, and political maneuvers, he held the entire region under Babylonian control by 1750 BCE.
According to his own inscriptions, letters and administrative documents from his reign, sought to improve the lives of those who lived under his rule. He is best known in the modern day for his law code which, although not the earliest code of laws, came to serve as a model for other cultures and is thought to have influenced the laws set down by Hebrew scribes, including those from the biblical Book of Exodus. HAMMURABI’S CODE was BETTER KNOWN AS 'AN EYE FOR AN EYE AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH'.
He linked himself with great imperialists like Sargon the Great by proclaiming himself “the mighty king, king of Babylon, king of the Four Regions of the World, king of Sumer and Akkad, into whose power the god Bel has given over land and people, in whose hand he has placed the reins of government” and, just like the other rulers, claimed his legitimate rule was ordained by the will of the gods.
The presentation covers the following:
Rise to Power
Conquest of Mesopotamia
Techniques for Attack
The City of Mari
Oldest Code of Law
Crime & Punishment Simplified
Law of Retributive Justice
Trial by “Ordeal”
Adultery & Sorcery
Kingdom of Peace
End of Presentation
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