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Punishment and crimes in Ancient Egypt

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Karla Yarak

on 17 September 2014

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There were many laws in Egypt, for there was a lot of punishment for breaking a law. One of the punishments was one hundred strokes of the cane, and if the crime was worse, five bleeding cuts were added. Other punishments included branding, exile, mutilation, drowning, decapitation, and burned alive.
The worst crime was tomb raiding as the treasures of the tomb was sacred. A lot of punishment in ancient Egypt were fatal, such as drowning, decapitation, and burned alive. Pharaoh General decided what would happen to the criminal.
In ancient Egypt, the leaders called pharaohs, created the laws of the land and to enforce them. As will be discovered, the pharaohs had strict laws and at times some very harsh penalties to maintain control over the people.
The laws are based on a common sense of right and wrong. It depended on the crime which the criminal to understand what punishment they would receive. Not only is their disgrace, but it would be a shame for the whole family.
Punishments and Law in Ancient Egypt
Passion Project
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