Egyptian literature traces its beginnings to ancient Egypt and is some of the earliest known literature. Indeed, the Egyptians were the first culture to develop literature as we know it today, that is, the book.
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... The ancient Egyptian literature dates back to the Old Kingdom, in the third millennium BC ... Religious literature is best known for its hymns to and its mortuary texts ... The oldest extant Egyptian literature are the Pyramid Texts the mythology and rituals carved around the tombs of rulers ...
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