How Papyrus/paper was made

India
May 29, 2008 2:37am CST
I would like to share with you this fact that I came to know today.This is about how paper came into being. Papyrus was made from the stem of the papyrus plant which grew in the Nile delta region in egypt. To form scrolls,several pieces of papyrus were stuck together.Papyrus continued being in use until it was replaced by parchment. After cultivation of papyrus,the stem was cut into several thin lengths using a sharp tool.These lengths were laid next to each other and layers were placed on top at right angles.A piece of cloth was laid on top and was hammered gently to brake down the fibres. The Papyrus was left to dry slightly then rubbed smooth with a stone.
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@samson1967 (7422)
• India
29 May 08
Hemp papers existed before the invention of papyrus papers. Infact the first bible is made from the hemp papers. Hemp papers though eco friendly, is not popularised, because it was illegalised.
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• India
29 May 08
Thankyou so much for this piece of information.I had no idea.Thanks once again.
• India
14 Nov 08
Regret to note the only response to your paper topic, though the whole world is behind it(money is made out of paper...)
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• India
14 Nov 08
Yes, and so busy that it doesn't have time or interest to care for its origin. That's the way it is samson. I must say one response ,or a hundred, yours will still be the best.
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