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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

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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