The material on which was drawn Thrór’s Map of the Lonely Mountain.

Parchment is formed from animal skins, usually from sheep or goats, scraped, stretched, dried and rubbed with chalk or pumice to make them suitable for writing. The process was perfected in the town of Pergamum in the 2nd century BC.

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Encyclopedia entry originally written by cirdaneth