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Oldest papyrus ever discovered revealed at Egyptian Museum

4500-year-old papyri have been put on display at the Egyptian Museum in CairoThe New York Times reports. The 30 total papyri—six of which are displayed—were found in 2013 inside caves in the ancient Red Sea port of Wadi al-Jarf by an Egyptian-French mission. They’re the oldest ever to be discovered, being written in the fourth dynasty of King Khufu, for whom the Great Pyramid of Giza was built as a tomb. The papyri contain information in neat hieroglyphs about the lives of pyramid workers, including the transportation of building materials via the Nile River and tallying of food and supplies like sheep. 

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