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Source: Ed Robertson

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CBCA Book of the Year Notables - 2022 (Children's Book Council of Australia, n.d.)

This website lists the Notables for the 2022 Book of the Year awards.

Papyrus: a material prepared in ancient Egypt from the pithy stem of a water plant, used in sheets throughout the ancient Mediterranean world for writing or painting on and also for making articles such as rope.

No Such Thing as a Fish - Wikipedia

No Such Thing as a Fish

Each week Dan, James, Anna and Andy discuss their favourite facts unearthed in the past seven days.


Relief fragment showing fishing scene ca. 2575–2465 B.C.

Fishing in the Nile river was a scene commonly depicted in ancient Egyptian tombs. In this relief, from the tomb of an Old Kingdom official, several men are shown pulling in a large fishing net that is mainly still in the water. The net itself is depicted below and features several trapezoidal floaters that kept the top close to the water’s surface. Caught in the net are many different types of fish. They are depicted in such detail that their species can be determined—see for example the so-called elephant-nose fish with their typical elongated and rounded snouts (at the bottom right and the fifth fish from the left).