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Royal or King's Envoy, Herald or Messenger was an ancient Egyptian occupational title held by high officials. Royal envoys were Royal Sealbearers, but with particular regard to foreign affairs, thus functioning on the pharaoh's behalf like a commissioner outside the Egyptian state. They were of the highest diplomatic importance as they were responsible for the pharaoh's correspondence with foreign kings.

Royal envoys had to speak with foreign kings at their royal court on the pharaoh's behalf, as well as convey the foreign king's reply back to the pharaoh at the Egyptian royal court, often travelling back and forth. The international language in the bronze age Near East was Akkadian. Egyptian royal envoys not only learned how to speak Akkadian as a second language, but also learned how to read and write it down in cuneiform on clay tablets (the most famous example of these are the so-called Amarna letters).

Royal envoys were expected by their kings to be received as respectful guests at the foreign court.

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