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'As to cultivation of the plant in Europe, according to Strabo the Romans obtained the papyrus plant from Lake Trasimene and other lakes of Etruria, but this statement is unsupported by any other ancient authority. At a later period, however, a papyrus was cultivated in Sicily,
Замечательно мозги у Ти-шников устроены. Энциклопедист Страбон пишет о папирусе, так у античных сказчников нет упоминаний - отвергаем. В Сицилиии растет карликовый в диком виде, более того имеется одноименная речка - не иначе как культивирован. А в Египте рос сам и какой надо.
which has been identified by Parlatore with the Syrian variety (Cyperus syriacus), far exceeding in height the Egyptian plant, and having a more drooping head. It grew in the east and south of the island, where it was introduced during the Arab occupation.
Арабы и речку так назвали.
Today, a "dwarf" papyrus of the same sedge family is popular in Sicilian gardens, and this may have been the variety which grew in the Papireto ("Papyrus") River of Phoenician Palermo, the course of which ran along what is now Via Venezia http://www.bestofsicily.com/mag/art138.htm
'But in the 13th century it began to fail, and in 1591 the drying up of the Papireto caused the extinction of the plant in that district. It is still to be seen at Syracuse, but it was probably transplanted thither at a later time, and reared only as a curiosity, as there is no notice of it to be found previous to 1674.'
Изобрели бумагу вот и забросили папирусное дело.