Scribes in Ancient Egypt (Ancient Egypt Online, n.d.)
It is no exaggeration to say that we owe most of our knowledge of ancient Egypt to the work of her scribes. The ancient Egyptians covered their temples and tombs with hieroglyphs, but they also employed scribes to record everything from the stocks held in the stores for workers to court proceedings. Scribes recorded magic spells, wills and other legal contracts, medical procedures, tax records, and genealogies. Scribes were central to the functioning of the centralised administration, the army, and the priesthood. In truth, very little happened in ancient Egypt which did not involve a scribe in some manner. Read through this website to learn more.