Papyrus scroll

The ancient Egyptians kept most of their records on papyrus.

Papyrus sheets are made by a four stage process.

  1. A fresh papyrus plant is cut into long strips
  2. The strips are laid out on a flat surface in a criss-cross pattern
  3. The sheet is pressed and left to dry
  4. Sheets are joined together with glue to make long scrolls

Papyrus roll from about 1000 B.C.
After the sheets were dried, they were used for keeping records. The sheets were then rolled up and tied with papyrus string.

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