Papyrus // is a thin paper-lik material made frae the pith o the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus, a wetland sedge that wis ance abundant in the Sudd o Soothren Sudan alang wi the Nile Delta o Egyp. Papyrus is first kent tae hae been uised in auncient Egyp (at least as far back as the First Dynasty), but it wis an aa uised throughoot the Mediterranean region an in Kinrick o Kush. Auncient Egyptians uised this plant as a writin material an for boats, mattresses, mats, rope, sandals, an baskets.
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