The law in ancient egypt functioned just as it does in any country today there was a set of agreed upon rules which had been formulated by men who were considered experts in the field a judicial system which weighed evidence of infractions of those rules and police officers who enforced those rules and brought transgressors to justice. Egyptian law the law that originated with the unification of upper and lower egypt under king menes c 2925 bc and grew and developed until the roman occupation of egypt 30 bc the history of egyptian law is longer than that of any other civilization even after the roman occupation elements. The ancient egyptian legal system was based on common sense the egyptian goddess maat was the goddess of justice basically the law followed the teachings of maat according to the priests about what was right and wrong. In many respects the ancient egyptian laws remain with us today the greek lawgiver solon visited egypt in the 6th century bc studied their law and adapted many aspects of it into the legal system of athens during egypts greek period egyptian law continued to influence the separate greek legal system. Primary sources for law in ancient egypt are the surviving manuscripts and inscriptions in ancient egypt law seems to have been an aspect of administration making any official a possible adjudicant it was not separated off with its own exclusively judicial officials and its own exclusively
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