Code that parallels Hammurabi uncovered in Hazor dig

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 26, 2010 13:30

A document containing a law code that parallels some sections of the Code of Hammurabi were discovered for the first time in Hazor, northern Israel this summer.

A team of Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologists uncovered the code on fragments of a cuneiform tablet dating from the Middle Bronze age.According to researchers, the discovered fragments - written in Akkadian cuneiform script - bring to mind similar laws in the famous Babylonian Hammurabi Code of the 18th century B.C.E. that were found in what is now Iran over 100 years ago.


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