History of the Alphabet (Language of Coins: 3/16)

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Video

Jan van der Crabben
by Art of the Problem
published on 03 April 2014

History of the Alphabet. This video introduces the Hieroglyphic, Cuneiform, Hieratic, Demotic & Phoenician writing systems. It presents information as a series of selections from a finite collection of symbols...

References (book):
- The Alphabetic Labyrinth (Drucker)
- Letter Perfect (David Sacks)
- Empire and Communications (Innis)
- The Mathematical Theory of Communication (Shannon)

Image References:
- http://cuneiform.library.cornell.edu/ (Cuneiform Library at Cornell)
- Egyptian photography thanks to Anne Mullier (Louvre, Department of Egyptian Antiquities) http://ritournelleblog.com/

Script Advisors:
Ali McMillan / Cameron Murray

Extra voice footage thanks to:
Feroze Shahpurwal​a

Cite This Work

APA Style

Problem, A. O. T. (2014, April 03). History of the Alphabet (Language of Coins: 3/16). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/148/

Chicago Style

Problem, Art O. T. "History of the Alphabet (Language of Coins: 3/16)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 03, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/video/148/.

MLA Style

Problem, Art O. T. "History of the Alphabet (Language of Coins: 3/16)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 03 Apr 2014. Web. 25 Apr 2019.

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