A History of Ancient Egypt de Marc Van De Mieroop
A man has perished : his corpse is dust,
and his people have passed from the land ;
it is a book which makes him remembered
in the mouth of a speaker.
More excellent is a papyrus roll than a built house,
than a chapel in the west.
It is better tahn an establisehd villa,
than a stele in a temple.
Eloge des scribes, XIX° dynastie, p. 97