FACT: Ancient Egyptian Ostraca

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Ostraca: pronounced "oh-stra-ka" 
A thin, smooth flake of limestone used by ancient Egyptians for making notes, sketches and calculations.  The 'sticky-note' of the ancient world.
Ostraca was more affordable than papyrus - and more durable. Ancient Egyptians notes scribbled on ostraca have lasted through the ages. We can piece together a picture of their lives by reading them.