Invention of Papyri Helps Preserve Early African Genius

Some 5,000 years ago Africans in Kemet (Egypt) created a material on which to record and display representations of meaning. They invented papyri—a paper-like material made from the papyrus plant. It is the product from which the word “paper” was derived.

The invention of papyri was a significant technological innovation that amplified how African knowledge would be documented and preserved. Today, old papyri writings and drawings are rich sources of evidence that an expansive knowledge-base was developed in Kemet.

Click here to learn more about the creation and use of papyri as an important medium by which African ancients left the world  its foundational knowledge for math, science and much, much more.

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