Sans eau le papyrus ne croît pas - Conference at Pointe-à-Callière Museum

2 October 2018

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11 am - 12:30 pm

The Nile, river of all kind of possibilities in an arid climate, which nourished ancient Egypt by allowing the cultivation of the fields but also the culture of the men! A flagship of the delta and the generous banks of the river, papyrus played a key role in spreading knowledge and customs not only throughout the Egyptian kingdom but throughout Europe until the Middle Ages, as a formidable writing support.

Discover the history of this plant and its uses, support of the greatest texts that have survived since ancient times and which has been forged despite its apparent fragility. Learn about the immense heritage inherited from our ancestors, by transmitting stories and stories, between palimpsests and sacred books…

Admission is free, registration on is required.
Partnership with the Italian Institute of Culture.