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Papyrus

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Definition: Plant used to make many useful things, including a paper-like substance to write on. The Egyptians wrote on rolls of papyrus, using hieroglyphs and other forms of writing. The desert climate of Egypt has preserved many rolls of papyrus even to this today.

Related Resources:
Ancient Egypt
Find out more about the Land of the Nile.

Elsewhere on the Web:
More on Papyrus
Find out what parts of the plant were used

Papyrus Archive
Read some surviving texts

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