Field of Reeds Timeline

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  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Concept of the afterlife develops during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
  • 2181 BCE - 2040 BCE
    The Field of Reeds appears in The Book of the Heavenly Cow during the First Intermediate Period.
  • 2040 BCE - 1782 BCE
    The Field of Reeds if firmly established in Egyptian belief during the Middle Kingdom.
  • c. 1570 BCE - c. 1069 BCE
    New Kingdom texts further develop the concept of The Field of Reeds as the ancient Egyptian afterlife.