Art of the Fertile Cresent . Chapter 6.2 . Art of the Fertile Cresent . Civilization developed in a few great river valleys where deposits of rich soil produced abundant harvests.
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At the top of the stele the king receives the laws from the seated sun god. The god wears the horned helmet of divinity and holds a ring and a rod, symbols of his power.
Included in the code is a list of punishments for certain crimes.
These specified punishments are similar to the biblical an “eye for an eye”. Thus if a person knocked out an eye or a tooth or broke a limb of another, the same thing was done to that person as punishment.