Hammurabi of Babylon was the 6th king of Babylonia (1792 BC - 1750 BC). He is best known for being the first to have discovered Code of Laws technology in real life, which is significant because this is a Classical era technology and he discovered this technology in the early ancient times. He is also known for having united the regions of Babylonia, and Akad-Sumer into a small empire that was comparable in size to the Akkadian Empire that existed a few centuries before him except not including Babylon.
Hammurabi (Civ1)

Hammurabi in the SNES version.

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Musical Theme Inspiration: Hammurabi's Code (original composition)

Role in Civilization IEdit

On the Earth map the location that the Babylonians occupy makes people from Africa or other parts of Asia have to go around them. This means that they will have to build naval vessels in order to continue exploring beyond Babylonia. Also if you're Babylon and the Egyptians are in the game you won't be able to explore Africa unless you build a naval vessel. It's crucial that you use one of your two starting settlers to build on the tile that is on an ocean square. In real life only one part of Hammurabi's empire was on an ocean square and that is the region of Akad-Sumer.  It is not advisable that you build your first city on the exact spot you begin on. The exact spot you begin on is the location of Babylon. Babylon is land locked so it will lack the ability to create naval units. Its advisable that you migrate one tile south from your starting point, to the coast and build a city their instead.