A statue of an Egyptian king (pharoah), Egyptian museum, Cairo, Egypt: by Ahmed Fathy by mrahmedfathy.
A statue of an Egyptian king (pharoah), Egyptian museum, Cairo, Egypt: by Ahmed Fathy by mrahmedfathy.
In ancient Egypt the rulers called Pharaohs created the laws of the land and enforced them. The pharaohs had strict laws and at times, some very harsh punishments to maintain control over the people. The laws were based on a common sense view of right and wrong. It depended on which crime the criminal took action in to figure out which punishment they would recieve. Some of the punishments included branding, exile, mutilation, drowning, beheading, and being burned alive. The Egyptians had law officials that served the Pharaoh by catching criminals. The officials would take the criminals to the Pharaoh to decide their punishment.