Papyrus scroll blank - wooden stick antique - 100/30cm
A whole meter by 30 centimeters measures this real papyrus scroll on an antique wooden rod made of dark wood. In ancient times, these were the books! They were so-called writing volumes or papyrus scrolls.
- Book scrolls length: 100 cm
- Papyrus scrolls height: 30 cm
- genuine premium papyrus from Egypt
- Pure handwork
- Antique dark wood
The papyrus scrolls are handmade from real papyrus leaves in the workshop of the Forum Traiani, so that you can describe the ancient scrolls specifically with ancient or modern texts. The best way to do this is with authentic writing material: a goose quill or a reed writing reed, which you can also find and purchase on these pages of the Roman shop. The papyrus scroll is made in one piece, over the entire length of the scroll.
Papyrus scrolls - book scrolls today
In the Römershop you will find everything to continue the tradition of the ancient scroll. The various scrolls have two wooden sticks at the beginning and end of the medium. With these the writing surface of the papyrus scroll is stretched and the rods also serve as a practical holding device. The papyrus scrolls are all made of high-quality papyrus. The scrolls with antique wooden sticks made of high-quality, dark wood, for writing yourself, are available in different sizes.
The book of the Romans: the ancient scroll
Originals of such papyrus scrolls were widespread in the Roman Empire and served as scrolls for private and literary texts. Many of these papyrus scrolls were found in the only Roman library preserved in Italy, the Villa dei Papiri - the 'Villa of the Papyri' near Pompeii.
Ancient scrolls on Roman markets
The "book" of papyrus came in rolls to the Roman markets. As a rule, an ancient book consisted of twenty papyrus leaves, called kollemata. Scrolls were preferably written on the inside of the scroll (recto), where the grain of the papyrus ran horizontally, thus offering as little resistance as possible to the writing tube, the calamus, or the quill, Latin penna scriptoria. Have a look at the described antique scrolls on the Römershop pages! There are exciting things to read about Emperor Nero, about the eruption of Vesuvius or indulge in the ancient scroll with the love knowledge of Ovid! You can also find classical scripts among the described scrolls in the Römer Shop; for example Caesar's "de bello gallico". Browse among the treasures for school lessons made of authentic Roman scrolls or simply let the scrolls fascinate you!
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