Check this profundity (I like the word) in order:
Am I profund or wot?
OH shit yeah!
This totally kicks arse . . . . .
"The Hammurabi Code (1792-1750 BC) - the most important legal compendium of the ancient Near East, drafted earlier than the Biblical laws - found its sources in these essays. The text, which occupies most of the stele, constitutes the raison d'être of the monument. The principal scene depicted shows the king receiving his investiture from Shamash. Remarkable for its legal content, this work is also an exceptional source of information about the society, religion, economy, and history of this period."
The stele is now in the Louvre and I saw it there a couple of weeks ago. The origins of human justice- cool stuff.