Papyrus and ARCADIAthe papyrus plant is mentioned in Scene Three. Septimus quotes, “I have no doubt that the improved steam-driven heat-engine which puts Mr. Noakes into an ecstasy that he and it and the modern age should all coincide, was described on the papyrus.”
What is Papyrus?
The papyrus plant, also known as bulrush, is found in the
Papyrus was used to make paper as early as 3000 B.C. in
Process of Making Paper
In order to make paper, the reed of the papyrus was separated with a needle into thin strips. The strips were laid on a board parallel to one another and moistened with water. They were then placed in presses and dried in the sun. This paper was used by the Greek and Roman writers of the past.
Papyrus has a Biblical reference in Exodus 2 when Levi’s
daughter, the mother of Moses, hides baby Moses in the bulrushes vegetation along
The Bible says, “And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.”
“History of Papyrus and Its Discovery”. Papyrus. 2003. Online. Internet. 14 May 2003. <http://www.earlham.edu/~seidti/iam/papyrus.html>.
“Information of the Papyrus Plant”.
The Use of Papyrus in
“The Second Book of Moses, Called Exodus 2”. Bartleby.com. 2003. Online. Internet. 15 May 2003.
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