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Writing & Scribes

Daily Life - Civilisations Museum, Cairo - Museums

Statue of the Scribe Hapi, administrative supervisor at Karnak Temple, Thebes

Statue of an Ibis, the protector of Scribes



The Ostracon of General Sinuhe


The 19th Dynasty Ostracon found in Deir El Medina records the prologue of General Sinuhe. He escaped Egypt to the Levant after the assassination of Pharaoh Amenemhat I. He was ordered to return to Egypt after 30 years abroad. This is one of the Papyrus that was used by a Scribe to practise their handiwork in Scribe School


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