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In Pictures: Highlights from the Louvre Museum in Paris


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The Hammurabi Code Room at the Louvre
The Hammurabi Code Room at the Louvre in Paris.
©2003 Musee du Louvre/Pierre Ballif

The Hammurabi Code is a series of tablets dating to the 12th century B.C. and inscribed with laws established under the reign of the Babylonian king Hammurabi. The prologue to the codes, inscribed on a clay tablet, is housed at the Louvre, and provides a fascinating glimpse into daily life in the ancient Babylonian kingdom. This wing of the Louvre is generally notable for its impressive collection of ancient artworks and artifacts from the Middle East.

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