Create your own scroll: an ancient book made of papyrus
You and your students can make your own ancient scroll with this craft kit from the RomShop under the category Teaching Materials! What a vivid adventure for the classroom. With the scroll set, pupils can make their own "ancient book", a real scroll made of papyrus (child's play). Simple means lead to quick success for every pupil.
The scroll can then be painted with Roman antique motifs or written on in Latin lessons. The ancient scroll is delivered in individual parts and assembled by the pupils themselves. What a haptic experience in class or at birthday parties!
- two real beechwood rods with 4 end pieces, approx. 22 cm high
- 3 pcs. 30x20cm papyrus sheets for a 90x15cm roll
- detailed instructions
- age group: 6 +
- Time required: approx. 30 minutes
Ancient scrolls: making an antique book out of papyrus
The book of papyrus came to the Roman markets in rolls, usually made of twenty papyrus sheets (kollemata). Scrolls were preferably written on the inside of the roll (recto), where the grain direction of the papyrus ran horizontally and thus offered the least resistance to the writing tube (calamus) or quill (penna scriptoria). Stories that ancient life wrote ... Browse among the reports in German with Roman character set about, for example, Emperor Nero, the eruption of Vesuvius or the entertaining love insights of Ovid ... The described scrolls in the Roman Shop also house classical works: Caesar - de bello gallico ... School lessons from authentic Roman scrolls!
The papyrus scroll in the classroom
In our online shop you will also find everything to continue the tradition of the scroll. Our scrolls have two wooden bars at the beginning as well as at the end of the medium. On the one hand, this tensions the writing surface, on the other hand, this device also functions as a practical holding device.
We only use high-quality papyrus as the actual writing medium for the scrolls. We offer the scrolls with wooden rods in a wide range of sizes. In addition, the Ovid scroll, for example, can motivate Latin students to do better.
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