Category Archives: Papyrus from Egypt

Pliny secundus on Cyprus Grass

Pliny the Elder – Cyprus Grass

Pliny secundus on Cyprus GrassIn this piece the ancient Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder writes generally about Cyprus grass and how paper is made of papyrus . He lived in the first yr. AD. and died during the eruption of Vesuvius in Pompeii. Here is his report on Cyprus grass … Weiterlesen →

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Pliny secundus on Cyprus Grass

Pliny the Elder – Cyprus Grass

Pliny sesundus on Cyprus GrassThe ancient Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder writes here generally about Cyprus grass of which the paper or ‘papyrus’ is made. He lived in the first yr. AD. and died during the eruption of Vesuvius in Pompeii. Here is his report on Cyprus grass … Weiterlesen →

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Papyrus fair trade

Fair trade is more than import and distribution of papyrus. The personal relationship to the papyrus producers and their family members is important to us and guarantees no middlemen in Europe pushing prices upwards. This is important!
“We understand that behind every sheet of papyrus is a human being with basic needs”

Every year we travel to Egypt to get a good overlook on the papyrus production.

All family members help to maintain the efficient operation of the production of papyrus and we help with fair prices so the families can also live a reasonable life, and not just survive.

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Of course we continue to buy the normal quantities from the families even if we have fluctuations in demand and place them on stock, so that they can count on a steady income even during economically hard times.

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Papyrus history

The history of the papyrus

papyrus historydespite the large number of images of Egyptian life recorded on countless temples, tombs and other monuments there is no proper documentation on the production of papyrus, with one exception. Weiterlesen →

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Papyrus production in school

Papyrus production, know how ?

Papyrus production in schoolIn the Roman Shop you can find great sets to produce papyrus in classrooms. This way you can empathize very well how the production of papyrus “paper” actually works.

Genuine papyrus strips from the land of the Pharaohs Weiterlesen →

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Papyrus

Papyrus from Egypt, a brief overview

Papyrus plant

Crafted as in ancient times papyrus (Cyperus papyrus lat = Papyrus) was used in ancient times as stationery or to preserve literary and religious texts in writing. Papyrus sheets were also illustrated in color. Each sheet and each papyrus scroll has been entirely handmade for thousands of years and is still produced in the same way today. Weiterlesen →

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What is papyrus Cyperus or what is papyrus ?

What is papyrus ?

What is papyrus ?

The papyrus plant

The scientific name of the plant is Cyperus papyrus and belongs to the genus of Cyprus grasses.

Real papyrus as a papyrus plant reaches a height when it is fully grown, from 3-4m and thrives along riverbanks, because it requires a lot of water. What is papyrus … more here

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