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“Papyrus Museum”

Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile"
Ranked #32 of 127 things to do in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

A lovely & fascinating little museum with lots to see including papyrus boats. Of tremendous importance because of the efforts of the world renowned curator who has revolutionised the way papyrus is reconstructed and is lauded world wide for his efforts.

Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

I had never given much thought to the origins and uses of papyrus but this little museum was fascinating. It had good exhibits and a video in English to explain much about the history of papyrus, originally brought to Sicily from Egypt and to be found growing in Fonte Aretusa in Ortigia. Watch out for old maps that show the museum located in another part of Siracusa. It moved to its present location a couple of years ago.

Thank CoolCaro
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

The history of the beginning of "pre-paper" is here in a small and excellent modern and informative museum. Extremely well thought out with excellent displays makes this a great 30 to 45 minute visit to a lovely space with a unique topic to share.

Thank Bross24
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

In less than an hour, your historical perspective will expand considerably. Small, specific, highly effective in its display. Nice building, great location. And the kids liked it!

Thank ericsonvonbahr
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

Don't miss this most interesting little museum. We had no idea about the origins of papyrus and its connection to Siracusa. Beautifully presented and very detailed explanations....

Thank keithc519
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