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An Old Kingdom scribe from a 5th dynasty tomb in Saqqara sits in the classic pose of a high official.  His left hand unrolls a papyrus scroll while the right rests on the document. Writing in Egypt was invented to keep records of the estates in ancient Egypt.  As such, a scribe was a position of great honor and prestige. The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt,Egypt's Old Kingdom, Scribe, Egyptian Museum, Cairo