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“Papyrus not just any old Sedge!”

Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile"
Ranked #31 of 125 things to do in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Very informative well laid out displays in small charming space (ex-convent?) by passionate individual-make the subject fascinating. Film at start of visit as well as free booklet in English accompanying tickets rounded off a great experience. The wee shop was not overmerchandising (refreshing!) but might have benefited itself and visitors more if it had better postcards and or a greater range of non -italian names - for non italian visitors perhaps.

Thank pickytweeter
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

You can see the passion for history in this place.
Although small, the museum is filled with photograps and exhibits showing the works on re-discovering the ways papyrus was used.
There was also a docummentary playing in English, Italian and German about the history of the place and the historical community.
Worth seeing

Thank Karolina Ł
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

I had read about this museum on trip advisor but it didn't appear on my to do list. We came across it quite by chance and I was pleasantly surprised. The guide book and notations were in English plus there was a dvd in English too. The subject of papyrus does seem dull but I enjoyed the visit and have left more informed.

Thank Debsforsyth
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

In the museum there is a wonderful film in English that traces the history of papyrus and its production. It also shows the process that must take place to unlock the content of ancient scrolls...fascinating.

I loved seeing the instruments, brushes and the pots of ground color used for writing as well as the papyrus boats (small) used on Lake Chad to gather the plant. Visit time an hour or less.

Thank SelbyDale
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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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