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Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia c.

An Old Babylonian Serpentine Cuneiform Tablet, An Exceptional Example

AN OLD BABYLONIAN SERPENTINE CUNEIFORM TABLET CIRCA 2000-1800 B.C. The rectangular tablet with an inscription in twelve lines on the obverse, three on the reverse, in Babylonian cuneiform with a list of personal names, indicating that all were present on some occasion, reading, "Bala-Nanna, Nanna-mansum ... , Narâm-Ea, Ur-Ninurta, Nanna-mansum, Ili-iddinash, Nanna-sig, Inim-Nanna, Ipiq-Adad, Ku-Nanna, Narâm-ilishu, Sîn-ennam, Lugal-geshtu-igigal, Sîn-ennam were present" 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.)…

Minoan Script [Linear A] B.) the invention of this undeciphered written language, used in central and southern Crete, is Europe's first known writing using symbols instead of pictures. Creton hieroglyphics were used in the north of Crete.

Minoan script. Linear A is what archaeologists call the undeciphered written language of the Minoans. It was used in central and southern Crete. Creton hieroglyphic was used in the north of Crete.Invented around 1800 BCE, this is Europe's first known writing using symbols instead of pictures.

Early Sumerian Tablet - 3100 / 2900 BCE - Discovered in Uruk, (Southern Mesopotamia) -- Details of a land purchase which included one male slave. No further reference provided. Ancient Scripts, Ancient Symbols, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient Aliens, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Mayan Symbols, Viking Symbols, Egyptian Symbols

Early Sumerian Tablet -- 3100-2900 BCE -- Discovered in Uruk, (Southern Mesopotamia) -- Details of a land purchase which included one male slave. No further reference provided.

The Imperial Cities Tour of Morocco Began in Casablanca - Travels With Sheila Ancient Alphabets, Ancient Scripts, Ancient Symbols, Alphabet Berbere, Berber Tattoo, Fictional Languages, Alphabet Symbols, Vocabulary Words, Glyphs

The Imperial Cities Tour of Morocco Began in Casablanca - Travels With Sheila

With zilch to do in Casablanca, Sunday was truly a day of rest for us. We did nothing but sleep, read and eat before heading downstairs for a scheduled group Explore orientation at 7:00 p.m. Surprise, surprise. Instead of the 18 other people we were expecting, there was only guide, Aziz, us and Sharon who […]

Languages And Literature Of Ethiopia. The inscriptions on the pyramids in Ethiopia consist in part of hieroglyphs strongly resembling the Egyptian; but the language of the two countries was not the sa. Ancient Alphabets, Ancient Scripts, Ancient Symbols, Text Symbols, Alphabet Symbols, Language And Literature, Calligraphy Letters, Runes, Writing

Languages And Literature Of Ethiopia

Languages And Literature Of Ethiopia. The inscriptions on the pyramids in Ethiopia consist in part of hieroglyphs strongly resembling the Egyptian; but the language of the two countries was not the sa...

Proto-Elamite is the name given to a writing system developed in an area that is now in south-western Iran It was adopted about and was borrowed from neighbouring Mesopotamia Ancient Mysteries, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient Aliens, Ancient History, Ancient Scripts, Handwritten Text, Alphabet, Sumerian, Le Far West

Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing

The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.

Ancient Scripts: Minoan Linear A

Linear A

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The Earliest Autograph Signatures Circa 3100 BCE A pictographic list of titles and professions in ancient Sumeria top with the scribes signature on the reverse side botto.

The Earliest Autograph Signatures

The Earliest Autograph Signatures

Silver Drachma, Amoghabhuti Kuninda Kingdom, C.

Kuninda Drachma - Amoghabhuti Rev.

Silver Drachma, Amoghabhuti Kuninda Kingdom, 2nd C. BCE. 2.07 g. Obv: Deer standing right, crowned by two cobras, attended by Lakshmi holding a lotus flower. Legend in Prakrit (Brahmi script): "Rajnah Kunindasya Amoghabhutisya maharajasya." Rev. Stupa surmounted by the Buddhist symbol triratna, and surrounded by a swastika, a "Y" symbol, and a tree in railing. Kharoshti legend. AIC pg. 146, 1; MACW 4442; Senior pg. 233.