Papyrus was a weed that grew wildly
along the banks of the Nile River. It grew about 10 feet high. It was
used to make everything!
The ancient Egyptians used papyrus to
make paper, baskets, sandals, mats, rope, tables, chairs, mattresses,
medicine, perfume, food, clothes, and even boats. Truly, papyrus was a
"gift of the Nile".
(Feature Story, Tour Egypt)
of the Nile