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Egyptian Scribe Writing Set

Travel back to ancient Egypt and learn how to write hieroglyphs with this historically accurate writing set.

In 3500 B.C. in Uruk, Mesopotamia, calame was used to write cuneiform signs on clay tablets. Later, in 2200 B.C. in Egypt people began to write on papyrus. Reeds from the Nile were sliced into very thin stripes, then assembled, and dried under heavy weights. At the same time, ink was made by mixing lampblack with oil. Describing the hieroglyphs, French philologist, Jean-François Champollion, remarked "this writing is fugitive, symbolic, and phonetic."

- One reed pen
- One papyrus sheet
- One 10ml bottle of black ink
- Box measures 11 ½ x 4 x 1 inches
- Item #: H280-00