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Papermaking in Egypt—–>Part1

Posted by seshdotcom on January 25, 2009

                                          This was interesting when I read about this—-The art of papermaking in Egypt.And I felt that the Egyptians were the Frontrunner for all the Prizes if something like Innovtive thinking  award is going to be given  

 

The extensively used Papyrus

The extensively used Papyrus

 

 

Papyrus: 

                   Paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans

 Papyrus paper was made in single sheets and in long scrolls. Our word “paper” comes from the Egyptian word pa-pe-yo(This has a Pronunciation like an Fruit called Pappaya :)–he he  ), “that [plant] ofthe Nile.”The papyrus plant (Cyperous papyrus) grew in great quantities in the Nile shallows and in the swamps and wetlands surrounding the river, especially in the Delta. Papyrus was a forerunner or say an Predecessor of paper, although unlike true paper (which was invented by the Chinese), it is a laminated material (made in layers).Trusting to their amulets and magical spells.When demand increased, they grew papyrus as a crop.

                                And there were some more to tell about this let me write once I finish reading.

Stay tuned for Papermaking in Egypt Part2

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