Visual Timeline: Egyptian Law
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6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Evidence of legal system operating in ancient Egypt.
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: Legal precedent and procedure established during the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt.
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: Legal practices firmly established during the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
2040 BCE - 1782 BCE: Legal system develops during the time of the Middle Kingdom in Egypt; professional judges are appointed and police force established.
1570 BCE - 1069 BCE: The legal system in Egypt reaches its height during the period of the New Kingdom; starts to decline during later years of this era.
1069 BCE - 525 BCE: Egyptian legal system in decline during the Third Intermediate Period.