Hieroglyphics were an Egyptian writing. Only scribes used hieroglyphics to record history, religious beliefs, and ideas of Ancient Egypt on various objects. Scribes were the only people that ever learned to read or write. They were on the Pharaoh's crew for recording purposes. Scribes wrote on the walls of the Pharaoh's crypt and on paper made from papyrus reeds, which grew on the Nile River bank. This paper was called papyrus, after the reeds. Hieroglyphics put together were called scripts, which only the scribes wrote. There are some scripts on Pharaohs' tomb walls. These scripts were religious drawings of what they did to the pharaoh before he was entombed. These scripts also honored the Pharaohs in each tomb.