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Saturday, 16 April 2005
Phoenician Alphabet - Mother of Modern Writing
Topic: Education
Phoenician Alphabet, Mother of Modern Writing -- "Although the Phoenicians used cuneiform (Mesopotamian writing) in what we call Ugaritic, they also produced a script of their own. The Phoenician alphabetic script of 22 letters was used at Byblos as early as the 15th century B.C. This method of writing, later adopted by the Greeks, is the ancestor of the modern Roman alphabet. It was the Phoenicians' most remarkable and distinctive contribution to civilization." All about the Phoenician alphabet and anything Phoenician at phoenicia.org

posted by niblog at 00:06 MEST
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