The oldest known literature perhaps is the Ancient Egyptian literature. The Egyptian Civilization existed for a span of time, that exceeds all records of history that we possess today. The Egyptians Civilization was a civilization with utmost sophistication with proper techniques and methods for tackling the everyday chores. They had ways and methods to develop and preserve proper writing and are known to be one of the founders of the concept of books and writing. Just imagine, had the ancient Egyptians not developed paper and writing, there would be no books today!