Which ancient culture invented paper and money?
The Ancient Chinese invented paper and money. Money was invented by the first king of China and paper was invented by a man in China by bamboo.
By my sources it is said that paper that is similar to our modern paper was invented around 150 BC under the supervision of Emperor Wu. First forms of Paper money however was invented around 809AD in the Tang Dynasty. This means that paper money was invented about 950 years after paper was invented. Hope this helps
While the common notion is that the Egyptians invented paper first, they invented papyrus around 3000 BC. It was the Chinese eunuch Cai Lun that invented paper in 105 AD, the earliest known invention of paper. And yes, there are several disticntions between papyrus and paper, including the way each is made and what they are composed of.