The Egyptians also created something similar to our paper. This special writing paper was known as a papyrus. Papyrus was made from reeds not from trees. Papyrus was not only used for paper. It was also used for baskets, sandals, mats and ropes. The papyrus was probably the most used thing in Egypt. I was very surprised to figure out that they were made from reeds. Over the years humans modified the papyrus and now use paper from trees.To me the paper made from reeds doesn't look very strong at all.