Difference between revisions of "Papyrus"

From Conservapedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(Added information, created a references section, Category)
(Good news is that I found the source. Bad news is that the section was copy-pasted. Rewrote section in question and added ref link.)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Papyrus''' was one of the earliest types of [[paper]] invented.  (The word ''paper'' derives from the word ''papyrus.'') Created from a reed that grew along the banks of the [[Nile River]], it produced a coarse, paperlike writing medium used by the Egyptians and other ancient cultures in the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East.<ref>The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History, Bulliet et al, 2005.</ref>   It was very important to the ancient [[Egypt|Egyptians]] and helped transform the Egyptian society in many ways.{{fact}}  Once the technology of papyrus making was formed, the method of production was kept a secret, allowing Egypt to have a [[monopoly]] on it.  The first use of papyrus is believed to be around 4000 B.C.
+
'''Papyrus''' was one of the earliest types of [[paper]] invented.  (The word ''paper'' derives from the word ''papyrus.'') Created from a reed that grew along the banks of the [[Nile River]], it produced a coarse, paperlike writing medium used by the Egyptians and other ancient cultures in the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East.<ref>The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History, Bulliet et al, 2005.</ref> In [[Ancient Egypt]], papyrus played an important role and greatly influenced the Egyptian society. Egypt had a [[monopoly]] on papyrus because the production method was kept secret after it had been developed around 4000 B.C.<ref>Minnesota State University
 +
Mankato - [http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/egypt/dailylife/papyrus.html Ancient Egyptian Papyrus]</ref>
  
 
==Papyrus and The Bible==
 
==Papyrus and The Bible==
  
The earliest known manuscript of the [[New Testament]] was written on papyrus.<ref>http://www.bible-researcher.com/papy46.html</ref>
+
The earliest known manuscript of the [[New Testament]] was written on papyrus.<ref>Bible Research - [http://www.bible-researcher.com/papy46.html Papyrus]</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 19:27, 28 December 2007

Papyrus was one of the earliest types of paper invented. (The word paper derives from the word papyrus.) Created from a reed that grew along the banks of the Nile River, it produced a coarse, paperlike writing medium used by the Egyptians and other ancient cultures in the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East.[1] In Ancient Egypt, papyrus played an important role and greatly influenced the Egyptian society. Egypt had a monopoly on papyrus because the production method was kept secret after it had been developed around 4000 B.C.[2]

Papyrus and The Bible

The earliest known manuscript of the New Testament was written on papyrus.[3]

References

  1. The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History, Bulliet et al, 2005.
  2. Minnesota State University Mankato - Ancient Egyptian Papyrus
  3. Bible Research - Papyrus