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Was papyrus paper created in b.c.e or b.c?

I have to do a presentation on papyrus paper and I am so confused with B.C. and B.C.E! Can you also give me the actual date please?

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It really doesn't matter since they both mean the same thing. B.C.E. is considered more politically correct however since it is not a Christianity biased term. But this isn't the only calendar system in existence. For example by the Hebrew calendar it isn't 2013; it's the year 5774. And in the Chinese Calendar it is now the year 4711.

Papyrus was first manufactured in Egypt and Southern Sudan as far back as the fourth millennium BCE. The earliest archaeological evidence of papyrus was excavated in 2012-2013 at Wadi al-Jarf, an ancient Egyptian harbor located on the Red Sea coast. These documents date from ca. 2560-2550 BCE (end of the reign of Khufu).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus#History

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so either one is fine?
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It was bc it was created by the Egyptians well a form of it another form was made in ancient china bce happened in the time period of the roman and Greek empires so it was invented before

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