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What is the Meaning of Papyrus | Definition and What is Papyrus

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Papyrus is a plant in the family Cyperaceae with long, narrow leaves and canes more than two meters high ending in a tuft of ears with small greenish flowers. This plant, whose scientific name is Cyperus papyrus, grows in the area of the River Nile in Egypt and in various parts of the Mediterranean basin.
Typically, the papyrus reproduces by rhizomes. Among them, at certain intervals, new trunks sprout. Seeds carried by wind are also in favour of the multiplication, while some species of papyrus can reproduce by cuttings.
The papyrus stem can get a blade which, formerly, was used to write there, in the guise of a sheet of paper. This blade and the manuscript creates on the surface are also referred to papyrus.
The papyrus, therefore, is a writing medium. Its use was common in ancient Egypt, especially in the cities of the Eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea. With the fall of the ancient Egyptian culture, the papyrus has lost ground to the parchment. In the 11th century, it fell into disuse and, today, only ancient papyrus are preserved for their historical and cultural value.
The creation of a papyrus required to soak the stem of the plant for a week or two. Then, it was cut into thin strips that were pressed with a roll to eliminate liquid substances. Finally, the slats were pressed again for the SAP serve as an adhesive and it rubbed them with a shell or a piece of ivory for several days.
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