Papyrus from Egypt: Egyptian ancestor of paper
In Roman antiquity, a papyrus roll was the most important material for writing on and was produced purely by hand then, as it still is today. Papyrus bushes grew along the Nile. Greeks and Romans were convinced by the advantages of the papyrus of antiquity. Even today, important documents are recorded on a papyrus scroll because of the longevity of the material.
Papyrus Plants - Papyri Shop History
In small towns in Egypt, in the Nile Delta, papyrus leaves are still traditionally made from plants. Many rural families live among the papyrus fields. They harvest papyrus at almost any time of the year, the long perennial plants of the Cyprus grass, and process the raw material into papyrus leaves with great skill. Each leaf is carefully produced in more than ten individual steps, giving it its individual, handcrafted character. The papyrus roll is produced using the same technique as thousands of years ago.