Tuesday 9 March 2010

How The Alphabet Was Born From Hieroglyphs

The invention of the alphabet ushered in what was probably the most profound media revolution in history. Earlier writing systems, like Egyptian hieroglyphic and Mesopotamian cuneiform with its curious wedge-shaped characters, each required a knowledge of hundreds of signs.

The alphabet of modern Western Europe is the Roman alphabet, the base of most alphabets used for the newly written languages of Africa and America, as well as for scientific alphabets.

How the Alphabet Was Born from Hieroglyphs.

(via History Buff)

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