Cuneiform script is one of the earliest systems of writing, distinguished by its
wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, made by means of a blunt reed for a stylus.
The Sumerians were one of the earliest urban societies to emerge in the world, in
Southern Mesopotamia more than 5000 years ago. They developed a writing ...
May 26, 2015 ... Distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, cuneiform script is the
oldest form of writing in the world, first appearing even earlier ...
The earliest writing we know of dates back to around 3,000 B.C.E. and was
probably invented by the Sumerians, living in major cities with centralized
The original Sumerian script was adapted for the writing of the Akkadian, Eblaite,
Elamite, Hittite, Luwian, Hattic, Hurrian, and Urartian languages, and it inspired ...
Writing. Over five thousand years ago, people living in Mesopotamia developed a
form of ... The earliest writing was based on pictograms. ... Cuneiform writing.
The Sumerians invented writing around 3500 B.C.; but it would be almost 1,000
years (circa 2600 B.C.) before writing was used for all the other less practical ...
Cuneiform Tablet (USCARC 6631). In the late fourth and third milleniums B.C. a
people called the Sumerians began to develop a writing system called ...
Some of the problems we have with Sumerian cuneiform are rooted in the origins
of the script. If you draw a picture of a sun rising above the horizon as a ...
May 4, 1995 ... Akkadian is one of the great cultural languages of world history, also called
Babylonian-Assyrian and used a writing system called cuneiform.