Papyrus -- Paper's Ancestor

Photographed December 19, 2014
On display at the Discovery Paper Center
Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin
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Paper's Ancestor
5,000 years ago . . .
. . . Egyptian people discovered the craft of turning the papyrus plant into a surface for writing. The durable, flexible, portable materials they created has allowed us to learn about their culture. Because they documented their beliefs, details of daily life, and matters of government and business on papyrus over the course of nearly 4000 [sic] years, we understand much about how the ancient Egyptians lived. Just as we record our lives on paper, Egyptians recorded their lives on papyrus. . . .
Want to learn more? Visit the Paper Discovery Center in Appleton!

This exhibit is on display at the Paper Discovery Center, located at 425 West Water Street, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911.

Home of the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame

The Paper Discovery Center in Appleton is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and Holidays. Members - Free | Adults - $5.00 | Seniors - $4.00 | Students - $3.00 | Families - $12.00.

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The exhibit is located at the Paper Discovery Center in Appleton.

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