Among fibres woven by the Egyptians to make ropes appears papyrus, palm tree and reed. Disintegrated, combed and rolled in strands, they were used to make ropes, hawsers to attach boats, hawsers made up of several hawsers, straps (large rings of rope) or slings (rope finished by an eyelet at each end), whereas attached in a single beams, they were used in the manufacture of boats (wherries) or skiffs with a great buoyancy.
The papyrus growned naturally along the Nile and the ropes were used everywhere with an increased need while the pyramids construction. One can wonder whether the papyrus were transformed at its starting point and were transported as rope to the pyramid or if any work on the reed was done at destination. In this last case, one could have used the buoyancy of the reed to transport, to float blocks, until destination in a single step, meeting two requirements of raw materials without too much effort between the boarding at the quarry or any place along a channel and the unloading at the pyramid. At destination, the blocks were withdrawn, the rope beams were either returned to the quarries, dried and re-used or detached to be worked again as ropes, straw mattress or firewood.