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Ancient book fragments unearthed in Egypt

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MissJatti

What a great find

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jaylemurph

Sloppy journalism. “Book” means something very specific — paper pages sewn together and bound in hard covers. It originated c. 700 CE. 
 

What they mean here is a text on a scroll. 
 

—Jaylemurph 

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Tom1200
On 11/7/2019 at 8:21 PM, jaylemurph said:

Sloppy journalism. “Book” means something very specific — paper pages sewn together and bound in hard covers. It originated c. 700 CE. 
 

What they mean here is a text on a scroll. 
 

—Jaylemurph 

"Book" to the younger generations means floppy sheets attached together, bound in a wipe-proof cover.  Each sheet bears one simple monochromatic illustration, often of a cartoon or supernatural scene.  This comes with a selection of hand-held devices to facilitate the improvement of said illustrations through the judicious application of transferable pigments.  

These books are treasured heirlooms, passed from sibling to sibling unsullied by human hands, until finally donated to charity or the bin.  Because even colouring-in is too darned difficult for today's kids.

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