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the Nile's fresh water. It has long roots and stems and the ancient Egyptians
used it in building ships and making paper to record history, inventories &
other government affairs. The word Papyrus in Egyptian came to be Paper in
modern languages. Over time, the technique for manufacturing papyrus was long
forgotten, but in the late 1940's, a well-known Egyptologist rediscovered the
secret of how the Papyrus were made 3000 years ago.