Scrolls were made in ancient Egypt from papyrus, which is made from the papyrus plant that grows in the NileRiver. The stems are cut and sliced into thin strips which are laid on top of each other in two layers, one horizontal and one vertical. They are then pressed so that the layers mesh together. Our word ‘paper’ comes from the word ‘papyrus’.
Scrolls were also used as books in ancient Greece and Rome. Scrolls are also made of different materials around the world: silk and paper in China, Japan and Korea, leather in Israel, Africa and the middle East, birch bark by some Native American.
The right answer is:
Papyrus is a …plant.