The Code of Hammurabi is the world's first written set of laws on a large and complex scale. Viel presents the signs from the original Codex in ancient Babylonian and Neo-Assyrian and provides an English transliteration of both. He also provides an English translation of the entire Codex.
H.-Dieter Viel was born in Nidderau, Germany in 1946. He has spent many years studying ancient Oriental philology and is now retired. The New Complete Code of Hammurabi was originally published in German in 2005.