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Hammurabi I or Hammurapi I (1728-1686 BC) was the sixth king of the 1st Dynasty of Babylon with the title of "King of Sumer and Akkad". He unified Babylonia and in 1692 BC conquered or destroyed the city-state of Mari, the centre of an empire (roughly modern Syria, northwest of Abu Kamal) as well as a large part of the Assyrian Empire. Hammurabi's empire stretched almost across all of Mesopotamia to the Persian Gulf. In 1901, a 2.25 m high stele made of diorite was found in Susa in the southwest of present-day Iran near the Iraqi border in Khuzestan province on the outskirts of the present-day city of Shush, which is now on display in the Louvre in Paris. It had already been taken to Susa in antiquity and contains a large part of the laws of private and public law enacted by him. This collection of laws, named the "Codex Hammurabi", is one of the oldest in the world. It states: Wine is one of the most precious gifts on earth. Thus it demands love and respect, and we must show it respect.

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The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

25,898 Keywords · 46,879 Synonyms · 5,330 Translations · 31,235 Pronunciations · 179,521 Cross-references
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