A scroll is a device that has two or more leaves or plates hinged together. The leaves move back and forth in an oscillating motion to make a written record, which is called a scroll.
The leaves are usually made from parchment or paper. The first scrolls were created in the ancient Egyptian civilization around 3000 BC. Scrolls were used for many purposes including:
- * As a medium for writing
- * As a method of recording history
- * As a method of displaying art
- * As a method of storing information
The scrolls were also used as a form of currency. This was done by cutting the scrolls into pieces and making coins out of them. These coins were used to trade with other countries.
The most famous scroll is the Bible. The scrolls that were used to write the Bible are called the Dead Sea Scrolls. The scrolls were found in caves near the Dead Sea in 1947. They date from the 1st Century AD.
The scrolls contain many religious writings. There are also some scientific writings in the scrolls. The scrolls contain many prophecies about the future. The scrolls were found to be written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
The scrolls were written on animal skins. Some of the scrolls were written on papyrus. Papyrus is a plant that grows in the Nile River valley. It was very popular during the ancient times because it could be written on and then dried.
The scrolls were not only written on animal skin but also on wood. The wood was cut into thin strips and then glued together. The scrolls were made in scrolls that were approximately 5 feet long and 2 feet wide.
The scrolls were stored in jars. The jars were sealed with wax. The jars were kept in special places so that they would not get wet.
In the past scrolls were stored in wooden chests. In the 18th Century scrolls were stored in metal chests. These metal chests were usually made of iron. The metal chests were locked with padlocks.
In the 19th Century scrolls were stored in wooden chests that were lined with leather. These wooden chests were usually locked with keys.
In the 20th Century scrolls were stored in glass cases. The glass cases were lined with velvet. The glass cases were usually kept in museums.