Cretan and Greek scripts[ edit ] Further information: One of the slabs contains 4 groups of pictographs divided by lines.
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It is often claimed that Linear Elamite is a syllabic writing system derived from Proto-Elamite, although this cannot be proven since Linear-Elamite has not been deciphered.
In spite of many attempts at decipherments and claims, it is as yet undeciphered. Your changes will immediately be visible to all Wikipedia users. The "A" will make your font a Level 2 Headline or new topic within your page.
Several scholars have attempted to decipher the script, most notably Walther Hinz and Piero Meriggi. Then hit Save Page.
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Louvre Museum Archaeologist Denise Schmandt-Besserat determined the link between previously uncategorized clay "tokens", the oldest of which have been found in the Zagros region of Iran, and the first known writing, Mesopotamian cuneiform.
The Proto-Elamite script consists of more than 1, signs and is thought to be partly logographic. The Cumae alphabeta variant of the early Greek alphabet, gave rise to the Etruscan alphabet and its own descendants, such as the Latin alphabet and Runes.
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Round-stylus and sharp-stylus writing was gradually replaced by writing using a wedge-shaped stylus hence the term cuneiformat first only for logogramsbut by the 29th century BC also for phonetic elements.
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Only people from certain backgrounds were allowed to train to become scribes, in the service of temple, pharaonic, and military authorities. Writing was very important in maintaining the Egyptian empire, and literacy was concentrated among an educated elite of scribes.
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Their quipu system of recording information—based on knots tied along one or many linked cords—was apparently used for inventory and accountancy purposes and could not encode textual information.
An excavation near Ashgabatthe capital of Turkmenistanrevealed an inscription on a piece of stone that was used as a stamp seal. Overview, Background or History, the meat of the article which will have a section heading s appropriate to the subject-matter, References, Further Reading, and External Links.
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A small number of bronze inscriptions from the same period have also survived. You get an edit window by typing this into the addressbar of your browser:☻ Link your Wikipedia article to other Wikipedia article to build up the reputation of the page (helps ensure that the page is not deleted).
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