7 Ancient Writing Systems That Haven't Been Deciphered Yet
Scholars at Oxford University recently asked for help from the public in deciphering an ancient writing system. They...
Quick FactsTypeLogophoneticGenealogyMesoamericanLocationAmericas > MesoamericaTime300 BCE to 1697 CEDirectionTop...
Babylon's hanging garden: ancient scripts give clue to missing wonder
Stephanie Dalley pieced together ancient texts to reveal a garden that recreated a mountain landscape. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis...
Banner at the North Gate of Dholavira
The 10 Harappan alphabets/signs found at the Northern Gate of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization city of Dholavira...
Quick Facts TypeLogographic GenealogySinitic LocationEast Asia > China Time1500 BCE to Present DirectionTop to Bottom...
Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia c. 3500-3000 BCE. It...
Writing is undeniably one of humanity's most important inventions. The earliest forms of storing information on objects...
A relief of cuneiform writing from Assyria. Exhibited in the British Museum London.
Cuneiform: Irving Finkel & Jonathan Taylor bring ancient inscriptions to life
A brief look into a new book that will bring insight into the world's oldest writing system by authors Irving Finkel...
Egpytian Scribe's Palette
A wooden scribe's palette from the New Kingdom, Egpyt. (Egyptian Museum, Castello Sforzesco, Milan)