28 мая 2019

Where did they come from? “Paper” and “book”

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Where did they come from? “Paper” and “book”

The material of letter writing has changed over time. Originally, people wrote on clay tablets. Later the Egyptians started using papyrus, a plant that grows in the river. The English word ‘paper’ comes from this plant. In the West, paper was produced from animal skins. In medieval times, the Saxons used the bark of the beech tree, called “bok”. This is where the English word ‘book’ comes from.