Today's Focus Question Who was Hammurabi and what was the significance of Hammurabi's Code?
Who was Hammurabi? According to your textbook, Hammurabi "became king of the city of Babylon around 1792 B.C. For more than 30 years, he built up his army. Then he launched a series of all-out attacks against his rivals. Within a few years he had united Sumer and northern Mesopotamia into a new Babylonian Empire."
To learn more about Hammurabi, watch the brief video below.
Hammurabi's Code Why was Hammurabi's law code so historically significant? To begin to understand, watch the video below.