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John Gaudet

A Fulbright Scholar to both India and Malaya, Dr John Gaudet is a writer and practicing ecologist. His early research on papyrus, funded in part by the National Geographic Society, took him to Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, and Ethiopia. A trained ecologist with a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, his writing has appeared in Science, Nature, Ecology, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. He is the author of The Pharaoh's Treasure, The Origins of Paper and the Rise of Western Civilization


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Augustus and Cornelius Cinna Magnus Bozetto by Louis André Gabriel Bouchet (1819) Versailles Musée National du Chateau et des Trianons (Public Domain)

Papyrus Rolls Roling From Egypt To The Roman Empire

By the first century AD, papyrus paper was available throughout the Roman Empire, a market that consisted of the area stretching from Hadrian’s Wall in the northern wilds of Caledonia, east to the...