Papyrus scroll empty with wooden rod - 90x20 cm.
This volume or papyrus roll is a Roman book! From real papyrus leaves, the antique papyrus scrolls are handmade in our workshop. The leaf scroll is blank, so you can write antique or modern texts on the scroll yourself. The scroll is best written with the authentic writing material - such as a goose feather or a reed writing tube, which you can also get in the Roman store.
- Length of the papyrus scroll approx. 90 cm
- height of the papyrus roll 20 cm
- blank premium papyrus as a roll
The papyrus roll is ready mounted on a wooden stick made of real beech wood with turned end pieces. So they can stretch the ancient papyrus scroll while writing and hold it securely in their hands while reading. Finally, the scroll can be rolled back onto the wood for space-saving storage. You can also find vessels for storing ancient scrolls in the Roman store. By the way, many of these scrolls were found in the only preserved Roman library in Italy, in the Villa dei Papiri - the 'Villa of the Papyri' - near Pompeii!
Creative on real papyrus - design the antique scroll
This handmade antique papyrus scroll is a pure natural product made from the fibers of Egyptian bamboo. You can write or paint on the blank papyrus scroll as a very special gift or even as a birthday card. And also as a background for pictures in the frame papyrus (lat. cyperus papyrus = papyrus plant) is visually attractive and very decorative. Unleash your creativity on the rolls of real papyrus!
Write like the ancient Romans
The ancient scroll made its way via Egypt to Greece and Europe. The papyrus "book" arrived in Roman markets in rolls, usually made of twenty papyrus leaves (kollemata). It was preferably written on the inside of the roll (recto), where the direction of the fibers of the papyrus is horizontal and the ancient writing tube (calamus) or quill (penna scriptoria) has the least resistance. Incidentally, on the first leaf of a scroll (left), the fibers always ran vertically (verso). This leaf, the so-called protokollon, remained blank and served only as a protective cover for the roll.
Ancient papyrus roll: a Roman book!
Writing was done in parallel columns of different widths. For scientific and philosophical writings were written in wide, for speeches in narrow columns. Ancient authors wrote even across the glue margins of the papyrus leaves. In Roman times, most texts were separated with dots between each word, which made for better readability. The scroll was finally provided with a book navel (tituli) made of real parchment. The name of the author or the title of the book was written there so that the scroll could be found quickly.
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