In scribe school

Students in an ancient Egyptian scribe schools had many things to learn. Since it was important for them to learn how to record information correctly, they had to read and write well.

Click on the picture to see a scribe student's work.

They spent hours copying hundreds of signs until they could make them well enough to please their teachers.

This was hard work, and many students did not like the work they were given. Sometimes they were punished for skipping classes or not doing their work.