Muriel G. answered 10/22/20
Professional Archaeologist Teaching Social Science from the Ground Up
The Bronze Age city of Ebla in modern Syria was a big training center for scribes, and among the famous "Ebla tablets" excavated from the site in the 1970s were many scratch pads, word lists, and student exercises for translating between Sumerian and Eblamite. Although we can infer from these finds that other such training sites existed, so far the Ebla tablets are one of the most complete ancient "libraries" ever found. Their preservation is a factor of the area where they were stored having been burned in antiquity, effectively firing the clay tablets and hardening them.