Now, and lose its integrity as a result

Now, what remains is a large area of ruins east of the Euphrates River in central Iraq was once the was the great metropolis and cultural core of western unrivaled in prestige for over two thousand years and becoming one of the largest known cities in the world at the time1. Babylonia enduring from 1790 BC to 539 BC has bequeathed the modern world in countless ways. By expanding the work of the Sumerians that preceded it, the Babylonians made numerous achievements used in every-day life such as the 24-hour day, 60-minute hour, the 60-second minute, the 360 degree circle and the 12 month year. The'Code of Hammurabi', the earliest law code written is another one of the Babylonian's great legacies.
As the last ruler of the 3rd Dynasty of Ur was taken captive by the Elamites, a long bitter feud began between the kingdom of Sumer and Akkad. When the two cities started to collapse and lose its integrity as a result of the civil war, the city of Isin began to take advantage of the troubles stirring amongst the two kingdoms in an attempt to take control. However, Isin's authority was challenged by the southern city of Larsa, which eventually conquered Isin through the king Rim-Sin in 1790. Even so, Rim-Sin's victory was overshadowed and short-lived as ruler Hammurabi from the northern city of Babylon came to fore. With incisive diplomacy and militarily leadership, Hammurabi defeated Rim-Sin, as well as the kings of Elam, Mari, and Eshnunna. The Babylonian empire is said to begin through the leadership of Hammurabi.
As king, Hammurabi devoted much of his energy into protecting its people and governing the empire. Throughout his long reign he personally supervised the flow of irrigation, agriculture, tax collection, and the erection of many temples and other buildings. Although, Hammurabi was a successful military leader and administer, he is best-known for promulgating his code of laws, known as the'Code