Hammurabi of Babylon – Code Hammurabi

A lecture by Dr. David Neiman


Total Running Time: 52 minutes
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Hammurabi is described as an absolute ruler, but a ruler who felt at one with his people and enacted policies to improve their lives.  Dr David Neiman reviews Babylonian advances in astronomy and mathematics.  He also credits the Babylonians with devising some of civilization’s most basic concepts: dividing the circle into 360 degrees, the day into 24 hours and the hour into 60 minutes. To view the entire lecture on YouTube click here.