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noun as in paper

noun as in parchment

noun as in scroll


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It subsequently emerged that many other papyrus fragments in the 5000-piece collection were also missing.

Among the artifacts discovered were pieces of a 15-foot-long papyrus that included texts of the Book of the Dead, a collection of spells written by priests to help the deceased pass through the underworld and into the afterlife.

Inside a store room, Ahmed Tarek and Maysa Rabea are placing the jagged pieces of the papyrus together, like trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle.

At least in the case of this latest von Scherling papyrus we have some idea where the text is from.

This past week a new eBay auction announced the sale of “Ancient Egyptian papyrus with Greek letters—Bible.”

Perfume bottles and weathered papyrus replicas gather dust in the grubby window displays of the empty shops.

Unfortunately, the papyrus was too fragile to allow for carbon testing of the ink.

Francis Watson argued that all of the fragmentary sentences preserved on the papyrus are also found in the Gospel of Thomas.

The Egyptians also made ropes from papyrus and palm fibers, of which specimens still exist.

Twelve of these ropes were used, about nine inches thick, some of them being made of flax and others of papyrus.

When some dexterity had been acquired, the pupil was taught to use the reed pen and write with ink upon papyrus.

This is a most important papyrus for a knowledge of Ancient Egyptian philosophy.

The Ebers Papyrus shows us that the specialties were by no means scantily developed.

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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to papyrus, such as: card, note, pad, poster, sheet, and stationery.

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