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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 "King of Sumer and Akkad". He unified Babylonia and conquered the city-state of Mari, the centre of an empire (roughly modern-day Syria, northwest of Abu Kamal) and a large part of the Assyrian Empire in 1692 BC. Hammurabi's empire extended over almost the entire Mesopotamia (Near Eastern landscape between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers) as far as the Persian Gulf. In 1901, a 2.25 metre high diorite stele was found in Susa in the south-west of modern-day Iran near the Iraqi border in the province of Khuzestan on the edge of the modern-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 he enacted under private and public law.

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