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Why was the work of the Egyptian scribes so important?
Last Updated: 30th January, 2020
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Then, who were scribes What were they responsible for?
Scribes were people in ancient Egypt (usually men) who learned to read and write. Although experts believe that most scribes were men, there is evidence of some female doctors. These women would have been trained as scribes so that they could read medical texts.
did scribes in ancient Egypt get paid? Scribes were educated men who had been trained in the art of hieroglyphics. Scribes were free from paying taxes and participating in manual labor. Some scribes became priests, minor officials in the government, or teachers. Craftsmen were the middle class of ancient Egypt.
Likewise, what did ancient Egyptian scribes do for fun?
Being a scribe was a good job in Ancient Egypt. Scribes didn't have to pay taxes or enter the army. They were very highly thought of and only the children of the wealthy got the opportunity to train as scribes. The Ancient Egyptians often wrote on tablets or walls, but they also wrote on a type of paper called papyrus.
How did scribes live?
Scribes were busy, but they also lived very good lives, with many luxuries. The ancient Egyptians wrote on obelisks, pyramids, tombs, coffins, sarcophagi, statues, walls of their homes, and papyrus scrolls.