Papyrus
The word paper comes from papyrus.
To make it the egyptians cut the stem, soaked and dryed it, flattened it, and peeled the outer part.
The egyptians started making papyrus paper over 5,000 years ago.
Papyrus is a reed plant, it grows close to the Nile river.
Papyrus paper is one of the oldest writing  materials.
The Egyptians used brushes made from papyrus reeds to write.
At first papyrus was used by only the Egyptians.
In 1000 BC people in west Asia started buying papyrus.
Papyrus was not just used as paper, but also for matresses, chairs, tables, mats, baskets,
utensils, rope, boats, and sandal.
There was no competion with papyrus, but in 105 A.D a chinese court created paper and papyrus
stopped being made.
The papyrus plant grows up to 15 feet.
Now a word from papyrus. HELLO  NYEHEHEHEHEHHEHEEHEHEHHEHEHEH