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Cairo: Papyrus Institute at Giza

The Papyrus Institute is a government-sponsored shop near the Pyramids where you can see a demonstration of how papyrus - the ancient type of paper - is made, and choose from an enormous selection of hand-painted papyrus sheets. Prices range from cheap to very expensive. We found the shop staff very hepful, especially when Julie felt unwell. She was sat down and given a cup of the extremely strong, very sweet Turkish coffee consumed throughout Egypt. Our fellow travellers also appreciated the clean toilet available for customers.


Julie being looked after


A papyrus sheet painted with an image of Tutankhamun and his wife
We bought this lovely piece of papyrus, which is around 30 by 50cm,
at the Institute.

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