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  • Scribes wrote in hieroglyphics for people who couldn't write and edited existing writing. They were 1 of the only few people that could read hieroglyphics.
  • They had to go to school for 12 years but had to go to Scribe school for 4-5 years. There they would learn to read and write hieroglyphics.
  • Scribes wrote on pyramids, obelisks, coffins, tombs, sarcophagi, statues,wall of their homes, and papyrus scroll.
  • They used a pen made out a reed stem, that was about 9" long and thin. They used red and black ink. Red ink was made by mixing red oxide, a kind of gum that has that coloring. Most writing was written in black ink except for titles, headings, or magical words.
  • When the Greeks took over Egypt, they learned to write in hieroglyphics.
  • There were also Medical Scribes. They would collect the data of the patient for the physician.
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