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Did ancient Egyptian children go to school?

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Only some ancient Egyptian children went to school, and of those that did, only boys were allowed to go. Girls learned at home, from either their parents or a private tutor.

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Schools in ancient Egypt were for the wealthy only. Male children of the rich went to school mainly to learn to become scribes as few people could read the difficult hieroglyphics in use at the time. They would also learn math. These children went to school starting at age 4 and left school at about the age of 15, then usually found work with rich men, helping to keep their businesses in order.

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