Papyrus plant

Papyrus plant

From ancient times the papyrus plant has been cultivated in the Nile delta and harvested for its stalk. Its stalk was then cut into thin strips, beaten together into a pulp and dried to form a smooth, thin writing surface. This was a major source of writing material in the ancient world.

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