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The Code of Hammurabi is the emblem of the Mesopotamian civilisation; it contains 282 laws carved into a basalt stele.
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Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.
The ancient city of Babylon was built on the banks of the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia.
These tools, revolutionary even in their simplicity, are still in use today.
The Rosetta Stone helped to solve the mystery of hieroglyphics.
The ancient city located near the river Euphrates was an important Sumerian centre.
Ziggurats were typical terraced step pyramids used as temples in ancient Mesopotamia.
Today only one of the Wonders of the Ancient World is still intact: the Pyramids of Giza.
Large construction sites provide archaeologists searching for artefacts with a great deal of work.