Q.1009: Who invented paper?

Ans. T'sai Lun of China is credited for inventing paper about 2000 years back.

Picture of early paper making

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Following 3 are many of  sites which provides detailed history of papermaking.

  1. Toilet Paper History – Complete Historical Timeline by Toilet paper Encyclopaedia
  2. History of Paper Making and all About Paper by HQ  
  3. History of Paper & Papermaking by About.com

UNESCO article on Typology and History  describes the items used for writing before the paper, development in papermaking and issues with paper.

Paper through ages by Burgo Group describes the substrate used for writing before modern paper was invented and how paper go through various changes in last 2000 years since its invention.

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