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History Of Paper
It is generally conceded that the Egyptians were the first manufactures of paper, which they made from papyrus, a species of reed.
Type Setting Machines
The first type-setting machine appears to have been in-vented by William Church of Connecticut about 1820.
Umbrella History
Umbrellas are by no means a modern invention. They are found sculptured on the monuments of Egypt, and on the ruins of Nineveh, and their use in China and India is also very ancient.
Catacombs Of Paris And Rome
Those in Paris were originally quarries which had existed under the city from the earliest time. In 1774 the Council of State issued a decree for clearing the Cemetery of the Innocents, and for removing its contents, as well as those of other graveyards, into these quarries.
Leaning Tower Of Pisa
This celebrated and beautiful bell-tower is situated in the city of Pisa, Italy, and was built during the twelfth century by the German architect William of Innspruck.
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