Papyrus scroll blank - wooden rod antique - 100/30cm
A full 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 volumes of writing or papyrus rolls.
- Book scrolls length: 100 cm
- papyrus rolls height: 30 cm
- real premium papyrus from Egypt
- Pure handwork
The papyrus scrolls are handmade from real papyrus leaves in the workshop of Forum Traiani, so that you can write your own ancient or modern texts on the ancient scrolls. The best way to do this is with the authentic writing material: a goose quill pen or a reed writing tube, which you can also find and purchase on these pages of the Roman store. The papyrus scroll is made in one piece, over the entire length of the scroll.
Papyrus scrolls - scrolls today
In the Roman store you will find everything to continue the tradition of the ancient scroll. The various scrolls have two wooden bars at the beginning and end of the medium. This tightens the writing surface of the papyrus scroll 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 rods made of high quality dark wood, for self-writing are available in different sizes.
The book of the Romans: the ancient scrolls
Originals of such papyrus scrolls were widely used in the Roman Empire and served as a book scroll for private and literary texts. Many of these papyrus scrolls were found in the only Roman library preserved in Italy, in the Villa dei Papiri - the 'Villa of the Papyri' near Pompeii.
Ancient scrolls in Roman markets
The "book" of papyrus came to Roman markets in scrolls. Usually, an ancient book consisted of twenty papyrus leaves, called kollemata. Scrolls were preferably written on the inside of the roll (recto), where the direction of the fibers of the papyrus was horizontal and thus offered the least possible resistance to the writing tube, the calamus, or quill, Latin penna scriptoria. Have a look at the described ancient scrolls on the Roman store pages! There are exciting things to read about Emperor Nero, about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius or indulge in the ancient scroll with the love insights of Ovid! You will also find classical writings among the described scrolls in the Roman Shop; for example Caesar's "de bello gallico". Browse among the treasures for school lessons from authentic Roman scrolls or just let the scrolls fascinate you!
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