Cuneiform
Cuneiform script is one of the earliest known systems of writing, distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, made by means of a blunt reed for a stylus. The name cuneiform itself simply ...
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Egyptian hieroglyphs
Egyptian hieroglyphs (/ˈhaɪər.ɵɡlɪf/ HYR-o-GLIF; Egyptian: mdw·w-nṯr, "god's words") were a formal writing system used by the ancient Egyptians that combined logographic and alphabetic elements. Egypt...
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Phoenician alphabet
The Phoenician alphabet, called by convention the Proto-Canaanite alphabet for inscriptions older than around 1200 BC, is the oldest verified consonantal alphabet, or abjad. It was used for the writin...
Cypro-Minoan syllabary
The Cypro-Minoan syllabary (CM) is an undeciphered syllabic script used on the island of Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1550–1050 BC). The term "Cypro-Minoan" was coined by Sir Arthur Evans in...
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Elamite cuneiform
Elamite cuneiform was a logo-syllabic script used to write the Elamite language.
The Elamite language (c. 3000 BCE to 400 BCE) is the now-extinct language spoken by Elamites, who inhabited the reg...
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Hieroglyphic Luwian
Hieroglyphic Luwian is a variant of the Luwian language, recorded in official and royal seals and a small number of monumental inscriptions. It is written in a hieroglyphic script known as Anatolian h...
Cursive hieroglyphs
Cursive hieroglyphs or hieroglyphic book hand are a variety of Egyptian hieroglyphs commonly used for religious documents written on papyrus, such as the Book of the Dead. It was particularly common d...
Dalet
Dalet (dāleth, also spelled Daleth or Daled) is the fourth letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew ד, Syriac ܕ and Arabic dāl د (in abjadi order; 8th in modern order)....
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Gimel
Gimel is the third letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew ג, Syriac ܓ and Arabic ǧīm ج (in alphabetical order; 5th in spelling order). Its sound value in the original...
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Proto-Canaanite alphabet
Proto-Canaanite is the name given toIn the case of (c), Proto-Canaanite is generally assumed to have been pictographic, but no such script is attested, and illustrations of it are modern inventions.
Kish tablet
The Kish tablet is a limestone tablet found at Tell al-Uhaymir, Babil Governorate, Iraq - the site of the ancient Sumerian city of Kish. A plaster-cast of the artifact is today in the collection of th...
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Taw
Taw, tav, or taf is the twenty-second and last letter in many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew taw (Modern Hebrew: tav) ת and Arabic alphabet tāʼ ت (see below).Its original sound ...
Proto-Sinaitic script
Proto-Sinaitic is a Middle Bronze Age script attested in a very small collection of inscriptions at Serabit el-Khadim in the Sinai Peninsula. Due to the extreme scarcity of Proto-Sinaitic signs, very...
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Proto-Elamite
The Proto-Elamite period is the time from ca. 3200 BC to 2700 BC when Susa, the later capital of the Elamites, began to receive influence from the neighboring Sumerian culture, which was contemporary ...
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Eshkaft-e Salman
49°50′59.35″E / 31.8187028°N 49.8498194°E / 31.8187028; 49.8498194Eshkaft-e Salman, or Shikaft-i Salman, is a cave with four reliefs inside and outside the cave on the south o...
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Ā.U.S.
(Unicode: 𓋹𓍑𓋴)The Ancient Egyptian phrase ankh, wedja, seneb meaning "life, prosperity, health" is an epithetic formula which often appears after the names of Egyptian kings or references to their...
Behistun Inscription
47°26′9″E / 34.39056°N 47.43583°E / 34.39056; 47.43583The Behistun Inscription (also Bisotun, Bistun or Bisutun), (Persian: بیستون, Old Persian: Bagastana, meaning "the place ...
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Lector priest
A lector priest, in ancient Egypt, was a priest who recited spells and hymns during official ceremonies, such as temple rituals. Such priests also sold their services to laymen, reciting texts during...
Linear Elamite
Linear Elamite is a Bronze Age writing system used in Elam, known from a few monumental inscriptions only. It was used contemporarily with Elamite Cuneiform and likely records the Elamite language.It ...
Cuneiform Numbers and Punctuation
In Unicode, the Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform script is covered in two blocks in the Supplementary Multilingual Plane (SMP):The sample glyphs in the chart file published by the Unicode Consortium show the...
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Sa-sub4 (Luwian hieroglyph)
Sa4 is the 4th of 7 hieroglyphs for Sa in the Luwian language. They are Sa, Sá, Sà, Sa4, Sa5, Sa6, and Sa7.
Sa4 of Hieroglyphic LuwianSa4 is basically identical to the N5 hieroglyph of Gardiner's...
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Paleo-Hebrew alphabet
The Paleo-Hebrew alphabet (Hebrew: הכתב העברי הקדום‎), also Palaeo-Hebrew alphabet, is an abjad variant of the Phoenician alphabet. It dates to around the 10th century BCE. It was used as the ma...
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