Tag: Ancient Egypt
It is impossible for us to know all of the specifics of Ancient Egyptian education or to trace its history accurately today. We do, however, know a some things, and there is clear evidence of a “state teaching system” in place under the Pharaohs’ numerous long-lived dynasties. Education (together with written Egyptian history) is said to have begun in the Old Kingdom about 3000 BC. There are some striking parallels between our current system and ancient pictures of students sat at desks in schools, receiving instruction from a teacher seated at a bigger desk.
A student’s writing board from the Middle Kingdom period, circa 1981–1802 BCE. The red marks are those of a teacher correcting their student’s spelling.