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  1. Easy as Alep, Bet, Gimel? Cambridge Research Explores Social Context of Ancient Writing

    ... research project is set to shed light on the history of writing in the ancient world, and explore the long-lasting relationship between ... While their language was related to Ugaritic, their writing system was not. Instead of cuneiform wedge-shapes, the Phoenicians used linear ...

    ancient-origins - 08/04/2016 - 03:52

  2. Prehistoric bookkeeping continued long after invention of writing

    An ancient token-based recording system from before the dawn of history was rendered obsolete by the birth of writing, according to popular wisdom. But now, latest excavations show that, in ...

    aprilholloway - 14/07/2014 - 23:49

  3. The A to Z of Alphabet Origins and the Most Ancient Written Languages

    Writing is traditionally regarded as one of the requirements for a society to be considered as a civilization. Various writing systems have been invented by the great civilizations of the world, one ... role in our world today, one might expect that this writing system has existed since the dawn of civilization. This, however, is not the ...

    dhwty - 10/04/2017 - 02:00

  4. Sea-Farers from the Levant: Do Ancient Inscriptions Rewrite History of the Americas? - Part 2

    ... foreigner to set foot in the Americas by examining ancient writing systems that echo or even match text found along the coastline of ... an eminent Epigrapher using the ancient Manding System of Writing has translated the inscriptive material discovered along ...

    William James Veall - 19/05/2015 - 03:50

  5. 7,000-Year-Old Ceramic Fragment with Signs, Symbols and Swastika May Be One of the Oldest Examples of Writing

    ... that they believe may be one of the earliest attempts of writing in the world. This intriguing piece was found in a previously unknown ... Tartaria Tablets contain evidence of earliest known writing system? Kharga Oasis spider rock art may be astronomical writing ...

    Alicia McDermott - 29/08/2016 - 21:55

  6. From Easter Island to Hawaii: Was there a Common Writing System used by Pacific Islanders?

    ... it suggested that the ancient Polynesians had a common writing system which was used from Hawaii to Easter Island. These inscriptions were ...

    Clyde Winters - 16/08/2016 - 14:44

  7. The Cataclysm of Easter Island - The Strange Rongorongo Script (Part 2)

    ... script was written in the unusual boustrophedon pattern of writing where the successive lines are read (“as the ox plows”) alternately ... of which nonetheless ‘created’ a sophisticated system of writing. This is an unquestionable milestone in human development ...

    davidchildress - 09/07/2013 - 12:06

  8. The Controversial Road to the Recovery of Cuneiform Texts

    ... written in cuneiform – the world’s oldest known form of writing – can be seen in his own efforts at writing political romance novels ... stemmed from the extreme intricacy of the writing system. Cuneiform languages are made up of a collection of signs, and the ...

    ancient-origins - 06/10/2017 - 22:56

  9. Do the Tartaria Tablets contain evidence of earliest known writing system?

    ... what may be direct evidence of the earliest forms of writing in the world. While conducting an archeological excavation at a ... tablets. Some believe the etchings are a primitive form of writing, while others believe they are pictograms, random scribbles, religious ... Tartaria Tablets contain evidence of earliest known writing system? ...

    mrreese - 22/09/2014 - 23:09

  10. The Tremulous Hand of Worcester: Unfurling the Medical Mystery of a Medieval Scribe

    ... widely available, mechanical type writers such as the Hansen Writing Ball in the 1860s and more recognizable models in the 1910s started to ... completely eliminated for as long as the alcohol is in their system. This seems a more likely explanation for the occasional improvement ...

    Sarah P Young - 20/03/2019 - 13:01

  11. Ten Mysterious Undeciphered Codes and Inscriptions

    ... From Neolithic tablets containing the oldest known system of writing, to a series of letters scrawled on the back of a dead man’s book, ...

    aprilholloway - 25/01/2015 - 12:04

  12. The Age-Old Bone-Rank Caste System of the Korean Kingdom of Silla

    ... the cutlery one was allowed to use.  Such was the caste system that neither talent nor riches or beauty could elevate one beyond the ... you support AO Premium, you support independent thought and writing. Martini Fisher is a Mythographer and author of many books, ...

    MartiniF - 11/07/2019 - 03:16

  13. Are the Tărtăria Tablets Actually Written in Hungarian?

    Archaeologists in Bulgaria have found writing that dates back 5000 years. This writing, found inscribed in clay, is ... Tartaria Tablets contain evidence of earliest known writing system? Justice, Myths, and Biblical Evidence: The Wealth of Information ...

    Clyde Winters - 14/04/2017 - 14:01

  14. Remote islanders invented binary number system before famous mathematician

    ... than the rest of Europe when they invented a numerical system for trading.  Research conducted last year and published in the ... make mental arithmetic much easier — they didn't have a writing or notational system, so they had to do everything in their mind." ...

    aprilholloway - 17/12/2013 - 04:03

  15. Scribes in Ancient Egypt: Custodians of the Voice and Words of the Divine – Part I

    ... word, which they referred to as Netjer Medu (Divine Writing). It is due in no small measure to the fact that they chronicled all ... the scribe's ink-mixing palette, a vertical case to hold writing-reeds, and a leather pouch to hold the black and red ink blocks. ...

    anand balaji - 22/10/2018 - 15:53

  16. Hidden in the Glyphs: Deciphering Bilingual Mayan-Olmec Text

    ... of Comalcalco Support for my decipherment of the Olmec writing comes from a bilingual Mayan-Olmec/Mande inscribed brick from ... Olmec/Malinke inscription on the right-hand side. The Olmec writing used on this brick is in the plain style. The plain Olmec style of ...

    Clyde Winters - 10/12/2016 - 21:49

  17. Nahuatl, The Language of the Aztec Nation

    ... nouns may have different plural endings in some dialects. Writing System Unlike the Maya, the Nahua did not have a full alphabet. Their ...

    Caleb Strom - 01/08/2018 - 01:56

  18. Ancient Astronomers Developed First Known Writing

    ... an entirely new theory that ancient civilizations developed writing from a very archaic geometrical form that is based on the study of the ... the earliest astronomers did not have a modern alphabetical system to work with they simply did the next best thing and that was to write ...

    ancient-origins - 07/12/2013 - 09:40

  19. Deciphering Cuneiform to Get a Handle on Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

    Cuneiform is the earliest known form of writing. It was invented by the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia sometime ... deciphered in the 19th Century. Cuneiform is a system of writing that was invented by the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia. ...

    dhwty - 25/04/2019 - 23:54

  20. Oldest Arabic inscription provides missing link between Nabatean and Arabic writing

    ... rare as it reflects a composite of Nabatean and Arabic writing, shedding light on the emergence and evolution of the Arabic ... a period in which there was a missing link between Nabatean writing and Arabic writing. “The first thing that makes this find significant is that it is a ...

    aprilholloway - 08/08/2014 - 03:33

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