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The Code of Hammurabi consists of 300 laws regulating almost all aspects of daily life including the proper process of beer brewing as well.
Legend has it that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which is listed among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was built under the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II for the ruler’s Persian wife who deeply longed for her green homeland. The true location of the magnificent garden is still disputed. Some claim it’s situated in Northern Iraq near the ancient city of Nineveh.
Having a missionary zeal for revitalizing the ancient Sumero-Akkadian culture upon which Babylon was once built, Neo-Babylonian rulers, in a nod to their early Kassite predecessors, restored Akkadian as an administrative language – though Aramaic was used for everyday communications.
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