The History of Media (The Beginning-1950 A.D.)


    The first form of paper was made by the ancient Egyptians around 3000 BC. It is constructed from the medulla of a paper reed found in the delta where the Nile river drains into the Mediterranean. Susceptible to cracking, papyrus was most often used as a scroll and was eventually replaced by parchment in the centuries around Christ’s time.
    Papyrus was critical to the development of media throughout history. Not only did it provide a canvas for ancient authors to write on, papyrus also allowed writing to be easily transported and stored in libraries.

A collection of Egyptian texts written on papyrus