Egyptian Law Timeline

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  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Evidence of legal system operating in ancient Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    Legal precedent and procedure established during the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 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.
  • c. 1570 BCE - c. 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.
  • c. 1069 BCE - 525 BCE
    Egyptian legal system in decline during the Third Intermediate Period.