What is the political achievement of the Babylonians?

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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Babylon has one of the greatest empires that ever established in the history. It is believed to be part of the modern day Iraq. Babylon has a Monarchical structure where a king is ruling the entire land, having a direct authority over his comrades. Babylonian empire contributed much on the history regarding the political system. 

Code of Hammurabi - is a well-preserved law code written about 1772 BC. This is one of the oldest significant writings in the world written by the sixth Babylonian King Hammurabi. In general, this code contains the law that the people should follow punishments, curses, appointments and organizations of the political system. This also includes the consequences of actions which are assessed and measured by appointed judges. Some parts of it also include the proper worshipping of their gods. The code is written in Akkadian language scribed in eight feet black monument.

Jewish exile - (597 BC) It is the time when Jews migrated from the land of Judah to the Babylon area. The Babylonian empire ruled over the Israelites, destroying their old temples and forcing them to submit to the Babylon laws. Some part of this was written in the bible and supported by historical facts and records. In this time, the Babylon Empire is a strong empire thus giving a large contribution in arts, astronomy, medicine, mathematics and literature. 

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laurto | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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The Code of Hammurabi is one of the biggest achievement of the Babylonian Empire. It is one of the first code of laws and it was written by Babylonian king Hammurabi. It deals with punishments, contracts, wages, the relationships of the family and marriage.