Greco-Roman papyrus marriage contract, c 260 AD.

 
Greco-Roman papyrus marriage contract, c 260 AD.
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

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The Ancient Egyptians used the pithy stem of a water plant (Cyperus papyrus) for writing and drawing on until the introduction of paper in the 8th century. Papyrus was widely used throughout the ancient Mediterranean world.

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