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Papyrus Institute

98 Haram St | El Haram, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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98 Haram St | El Haram, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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"for sale"
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"available for purchase"
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"government run"
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"tree of life"
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"demo"
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"artwork"
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"souvenir"
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"prints"
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This institute is really interesting as the people running the place will explain to the visitors the complex process tajing place when producing papyrus in a kind and engaging methodological way. Visitors might not only learn about papyrus but also buy some as souveniers if...More

Thank Javier A
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Papyrus is a tree grown in Nile river delta, it's stem etc.used for making a paper known as Papyrus. Papyrus is used for writing printing and arts for hundred of years in Egypt. This Papyrus institute gives a live demonstration that how paper is made....More

Thank JSS71
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Not originally on our tour, my guide suggested we make a short stop here and I am certainly glad we did. A short demo on the making of papyrus, which by the way is very interesting and amazing, is followed by a tour of the...More

Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

It is interesting to see how papyrus used to be made. It can be explained in several languages with typical Egyptian accent. Wide variety of paintings on papyrus are available for sale as well. Some of them are quite elaborate. One has 2 paintings in...More

1  Thank Tanmouss
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

it was interesting to see how paper was made and the artistry of the people there. I know that it is very labor intensive to make this all from hand and it was interesting.

Thank GypsieeRose
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Learned a lot seeing how papyrus was made. The staff is a lot pushy in trying to sell the art. The offered my daughter if she bought two pieces they would give her one for free. The work is very beautiful and reasonable.

Thank MaryAnneCullen
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

After an interesting commentary & demonstration of how a papyrus is actually made, spend a good half hour admiring the delicate artwork on papyrus. There’s an attached shop to buy this easy-to-carry souvenir. But do remember to bargain!

Thank Sagnik B
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Heard about papyrus trees from long before and used to tell stores about it. to kids, but was not fortunate to see it.,But we were happy to see it.so big but having long poles and beautiful small flowers at the end. The walls being decorated...More

4  Thank jojo5222
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Our day long tour package included a stop at this Government-run institute. Our guide prepared us before entering that it was a legitimate business, that they would encourage us to buy artwork but that there was absolutely no expectation that we do. It is perfectly...More

3  Thank Elisabeth T
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Our guide took us to this government run institute. We were given a very detailed demonstration into how papyrus is made. The shop has many pictures for sale and we ended up coming away with quite a few!

Thank Caz C
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Response from MaryAnneCullen | Reviewed this property |
The sales person at the institute is willing to negotiate. She kept offering more deals until eventually my daughter bought like two pieces and she threw in a third piece for free. Don't be shy about haggling.
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