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...
Cylinder Seals were impression stamps used by the people of ancient Mesopotamia. Known as kishib in Sumerian and kunukku...
Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) are a collection of scrolls found in the desert east of Jerusalem on the shore of the Dead...
Demand for Tablets for the Libary of Ashurbanipal
These two almost similar letter tablets were excavated at the city of Borsippa and were mailed from Nineveh. The Assyrian...
Detail from the Sarcophagus of Ankhnesneferibre
Egyptian hieroglyphs carved on the sarcophagus of Ankhnesneferibre (26th dynasty), currently located in the British Museum...
Dr. Mark Van Stone - How Maya Hieroglyphs are written - Demonstration
Mark Van Stone explains how Maya hieroglyphs are constructed, by writing a modern name in phonetic glyphs. Dr. Van Stone...
Early Writing Tablet
This table is made of clay and was found in Southern Iraq (3100-3000 BCE). Early writing was used as a way to keep track...
Egpytian Scribe's Palette
A wooden scribe's palette from the New Kingdom, Egpyt. (Egyptian Museum, Castello Sforzesco, Milan)
The Egyptian hieroglyphic script was one of the writing systems used by ancient Egyptians to represent their language. Because...
Papyrus is a plant (cyperus papyrus) which once grew in abundance, primarily in the wilds of the Egyptian Delta but also elsewhere...