Cyperus Papyrus was originally from Syria, Palestine and Africa, but it also grew along the banks of the rivers Anapo and Ciane. It is an elegant swamp plant that grows close to abundant water and in hot climates.
The ancient Egyptians used the internal part of the stems to make the famous Papyrus that they used as paper.
The techniques the Egyptians used to make sheets of Papyrus was the only cut the stems into narrow strips, which were then immersed in water. After a certain number of days, during which the strips turn into a brownish colour, they are laid out in horizontal and vertical layers and then pressed. The natural substances found in the stems allow the strips to slowly stick together firmly as they dry. The result after several days is a very resistant sheet on which it is possible to write with various types of ink.
THEMES ■papyrus ■Egyptians
REFERENCES APP: ■coopculture.it The Botanical Garden of Palermo
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