Medium Painted Papyrus Paper. Designs all vary. approx 23cm x 18cm
What was the importance of scribes in ancient Egypt?
The ancient Egyptians placed huge significance on the written word. They believed that committing speech to writing made the words real and true, a belief shared by all Egyptians, literate or not. Those unable to read themselves employed scribes to draw up contracts, letters, inventories and wills.