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As Per Requested time pickup from your location in Cairo by our representative and transfer to Giza area to visit one of The biggest Governmental Papyrus Institute in Egypt and it's sponsored shop near the Pyramids where you can see a demonstration of how papyrus - the ancient type of paper - is made, and choose from an enormous selection of hand-painted papyrus sheets. Prices range in all hands from 5 $ up to 150 $ after you finish you will be dropped back to your Hotel in Cairo
What is the Papyrus?
The English word papyrus is derived via Latin, from the Greek, papuros. The Arabic word is Bardy or also Warak Bardy meaning Papyrus paper.
It is often claimed that Egyptians referred to papyrus as pa-per-aa, literary meaning, that which is of Pharaoh, apparently indicating that the Egyptian crown owned a monopoly on papyrus production, though no actual ancient text using this term is known.
Papyrus was very important to the ancient Egyptians as it helped transform Egyptian society in many ways. Once the technology of papyrus making was developed, its method of production was a closely guarded secret allowing the Egyptians to have a monopoly on it as it became the lifeblood for ancient Egypt. It was even exported to many locations in the ancient world. The raw material of papyrus paper comes from the plant Cyperus papyrus, a long stemmed plant that grows in damp regions of the Nile Delta in Egypt.