Legal codes of the ancient world – Fan of History podcast ep 28

Dan and Brennon takes a look at the laws of the ancient world. We look at the famous laws of Hammurabi (still very influential in the 9th century BC even though they are 1000 years old), the Coda Assuria of Tiglath-pileser I, the laws of Zhou China and the Egyptian legal code.

Full text of the Coda Assura (1075 BC):

Full text of Hammurabi’s law:

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Music: “Tudor Theme” by urmymuse.

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Comparing the Law of Hammurabi with the Ten Commandments: