Ancient Egypt in the LOUVRE, Part 2

Scribes and Writing

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We talk a lot about Egyptian hieroglyphs, the profession of scribe was highly valued and indispensable. They were responsible for keeping all the records, be they historical or commercial, logistics and taxes. Seeing some of the tools ancient scribes actually used was pretty impressive. (, A scribe sculpture in traditional pose, writing palette containing “calames”, ink pots and a sample of hieratic writing)

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(On the right, two writing palettes, the Alabaster one was for ceremonial use only.)

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