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    Papyrus paintings

    In Egypt there are numerous shops selling paintings and hieroglyphics on papyrus. Some a quite spectacular and tempting to buy, if it can survive the journey home.

    What do you think the difference is between an authentic Egyptian papyrus painting, and ones bought in your local country?

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    Re: Papyrus paintings

    Few tourists to Egypt probably leave the country without at least one papyrus painting. It is easy to carry onto airplanes, and relatively inexpensive to purchase. The problem is, do they really leave with true papyrus, or a cheep imitation Today, papyrus is mostly used for decorative art, and though most of it is sold to tourists, it is even somewhat popular in Egyptian homes. However, rarely do we find what might be termed "museum replica" papyrus. We might find an example of an early medical papyrus hanging on the walls of a doctor's office, but for the most part, the extant ancient papyri found in museums and specific papyrus collections is not very decorative or interesting in and of itself. Hence, modern papyri are usually adorned with more colorful subject mater.

    hurghada Flughafentaxi

 

 

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