Civilizations. Mr. Wilson Wren High School. The Code of Hammurabi. Babylonian law code, dating back to about 1772 BC. The Code consists of 282 laws, with scaled punishments, adjusting "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" as graded depending on social status, of slave versus free man.
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Between Egypt and Nubia
Between Mesopotamia and the Indus River Valley
The first long-distance trade occurred between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley in Pakistan around 3000 BC, historians believe. Traded luxury goods like: spices, textiles and precious metals. Cities that were rich in these commodities became financially rich, too, and had a desire for jewelry, fancy robes and imported delicacies.