c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCEConcept of the afterlife develops during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
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6000 BCE - 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.
1570 BCE - 1069 BCE: New Kingdom texts further develop the concept of The Field of Reeds as the ancient Egyptian afterlife.