When were the First Books made?

The First books were made about 4,000 years ago by the Egyptians, who used flattened layers of papyrus (a reed-like water plant) to make sheets. The ‘books’ they made were collections of rolled papyrus sheets- very different to a book of today. In the middle of the fifth century, parchment (sheep skin) replaced papyrus. Parchment sheets were placed on top of one another and bound down one...

March 31st, 2011 by admin