I am going to introduce you to some of the lawsof Mesopotamia. Back then, punishment was extremelysevere, they wouldn’t just put people in jail, peoplemight lose a limb.
In 1750 BC, the Babylonian king Hammurabi, created themajor set of laws in Mesopotamian time, The Code ofHammurabi. The Code of Hammurabi consisted of 282laws. They had the bad deed and how the wrong doerwould be punished for all 3 types of people, nobles,commoners and slaves. The saying was “An eye for an eye,a tooth for a tooth.” The Code of Hammurabi was carvedon a 2.2 meter high piece of black diorite, with 16 columnson the front and 28 on the back. The carving on the frontshows Hammurabi receiving the laws from the sun god,Shamash. The laws influenced the Mesopotamians toaccept the authority of the king. The Code of Hammurabi isnow on exhibit in The Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
The laws of Mesopotamia influenced thepeople of the modern day to use laws to keeppeople in order.