Create your own scroll: an ancient book made of papyrus
You and your students can make an ancient scroll yourselves with this craft kit from the Roman Shop under the classroom supplies category! What a vivid adventure for the classroom. With the scroll kit, students can make their own "ancient book," a real scroll made of papyrus, on their own (easy as pie). Simple means lead to quick success for every student.
The scroll can then be painted with Roman antique motifs or written on in Latin class. The ancient scroll is delivered in individual parts and assembled by the students themselves. What a haptic experience in class or at birthday parties!
- two real beech wood sticks, approx. 22 cm long
- 60x20 cm long papyrus sheet
- raffia string
- detailed instructions
- age group: 6 +
- time needed: about 15 minutes
Ancient scrolls: making an antique book out of papyrus
The book of papyrus came to Roman markets in scrolls, usually made of twenty sheets of papyrus (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 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 Mount Vesuvius or the entertaining love insights of Ovid ... Also classical accommodate the described scrolls in the Roman store: Caesar - de bello gallico ... School lessons from authentic Roman scrolls!
The papyrus scroll in the classroom
In our online store 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, and on the other hand, this device also acts as a practical holding device.
As the actual writing medium, we use only high-quality papyrus for the scrolls. We offer the scrolls with wooden bar for self-writing in different sizes. In addition, for example, the scroll Ovid can motivate Latin students to higher things.
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