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“This papyrus is returning the most ancient geographic map of the classical world and helps write new pages of ancient history.”
“After using it for decades as a catalog, the papyrus was later ... sold as pulp paper.”
“At some point, somebody wet it. Where there are holes, the ink was stamped upside down on the other side of the parchment.”
“One might wonder how a single papyrus can conceal such a big treasure. Well, it was used at different times, for different purposes, and by different people.”
“However, it wasn't burnt, neither sold as pulp paper. A few years later, its blank spots were re-used for other sketches.”
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