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How Medieval Parchment is Made

Learn about the preparation and use of parchment paper in medieval Europe.

Publish Date: Topic: Ancient WorldsAncient WorldsNova

The last remaining master animal-skin parchment maker in the world demonstrates how paper was made in medieval Europe (and why it wasn’t for vegetarians).

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