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Scrolls

 


Before bookbinding there were scrolls, the use of which dates back to ancient Egypt. Scrolls were predated by clay tablets, and even today scrolls are still in use in Jewish ceremonies.

Ancient scrolls were papyrus, made from reeds that grew in marshy areas around the Nile river. Parchment, which came later, was an early form of paper made from many different plant materials, even grain and seaweed.

The Dead Sea Scrolls found in 1947 have given credibility to Biblical writings and have not all been completely analyzed 70 years later.

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