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Summary account of silver for the govenor written in Sumerian Cuneiform on a clay tablet. From Shuruppak or Abu Salabikh, Iraq, circa BCE. Courtesy & currently located at the British Museum,. Ancient Aliens, Ancient History, Art History, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Art Ancien, Ancient Near East, We Are The World, Ancient Artifacts

Instructions of Shuruppak dating back to 3,000 BCE. This is one of the oldest known works of literature in human history

Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia c. Ancient Scripts, Ancient Symbols, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient Aliens, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Art History, European History, Ancient Greece

An Old Babylonian Serpentine Cuneiform Tablet, An Exceptional Example

AN OLD BABYLONIAN SERPENTINE CUNEIFORM TABLET CIRCA 2000-1800 B.C. The rectangular tablet with an inscription in twelve lines on the obverse, three on the reverse, in Babylonian cuneiform with a list of personal names, indicating that all were present on some occasion, reading, "Bala-Nanna, Nanna-mansum ... , Narâm-Ea, Ur-Ninurta, Nanna-mansum, Ili-iddinash, Nanna-sig, Inim-Nanna, Ipiq-Adad, Ku-Nanna, Narâm-ilishu, Sîn-ennam, Lugal-geshtu-igigal, Sîn-ennam were present" 2 7/8 in. (7.3…

Minoan Script [Linear A] B.) the invention of this undeciphered written language, used in central and southern Crete, is Europe's first known writing using symbols instead of pictures. Creton hieroglyphics were used in the north of Crete. Greek History, Ancient History, Ancient Scripts, Ancient Alphabets, Knossos Palace, Minoan Art, Bronze Age Civilization, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt

Minoan script. Linear A is what archaeologists call the undeciphered written language of the Minoans. It was used in central and southern Crete. Creton hieroglyphic was used in the north of Crete.Invented around 1800 BCE, this is Europe's first known writing using symbols instead of pictures.

Around Babylonian Empire adopted the Sumerian calendar of the lunar year of 354 days and the solar-agricultural year by use of an "intercalated" cycle of months. Ancient City, Ancient Near East, Ancient Aliens, Ancient History, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Historical Artifacts, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient Scripts

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AKKADIAN-ASSYRIAN CALENDAR, ASHUR,1800 BC. Stone-cast disc, brown-ochre hydrostone, 120 mm (4.75 inches), 10 mm thickness (approx half inch) with parchment description. Calendar tablets like this and others discovered at Mari in Syria, make it clear that the Semitic Akkadians possessed a highly developed calendar by 1800 BC, with allocations based on a 29 and 30 day lunar month.

Early Sumerian Tablet - 3100 / 2900 BCE - Discovered in Uruk, (Southern Mesopotamia) -- Details of a land purchase which included one male slave. No further reference provided. Ancient Scripts, Ancient Symbols, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient Aliens, Ancient History, Mayan Symbols, Viking Symbols, Egyptian Symbols, Viking Runes

Early Sumerian Tablet -- 3100-2900 BCE -- Discovered in Uruk, (Southern Mesopotamia) -- Details of a land purchase which included one male slave. No further reference provided.

The Imperial Cities Tour of Morocco Began in Casablanca - Travels With Sheila Ancient Alphabets, Ancient Scripts, Ancient Symbols, Alphabet Berbere, Berber Tattoo, Fictional Languages, Alphabet Symbols, Vocabulary Words, Alphabet

The Imperial Cities Tour of Morocco Began in Casablanca - Travels With Sheila

With zilch to do in Casablanca, Sunday was truly a day of rest for us. We did nothing but sleep, read and eat before heading downstairs for a scheduled group Explore orientation at 7:00 p.m. Surprise, surprise. Instead of the 18 other people we were expecting, there was only guide, Aziz, us and Sharon who […]

Languages And Literature Of Ethiopia. The inscriptions on the pyramids in Ethiopia consist in part of hieroglyphs strongly resembling the Egyptian; but the language of the two countries was not the sa. Ancient Alphabets, Ancient Scripts, Ancient Symbols, Text Symbols, Alphabet Symbols, Language And Literature, Calligraphy Letters, Writing, Glyphs

Languages And Literature Of Ethiopia

Languages And Literature Of Ethiopia. The inscriptions on the pyramids in Ethiopia consist in part of hieroglyphs strongly resembling the Egyptian; but the language of the two countries was not the sa...

Proto-Elamite is the name given to a writing system developed in an area that is now in south-western Iran It was adopted about and was borrowed from neighbouring Mesopotamia Ancient Mysteries, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient Aliens, Ancient History, Bbc History, British History, Ancient Scripts, Handwritten Text, Alphabet

World's oldest undeciphered writing

The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.

Ancient Scripts: Minoan Linear A Ancient Alphabets, Ancient Scripts, Ancient Symbols, Ancient Art, Ancient History, Minoan Art, Creta, Alphabet Symbols, Mycenaean

Linear A

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It is Oracle bone inscription (Chinese: 甲骨文; As the earliest Chinese writing scripts, Oracle bone inscriptions are the ancient Chinese characters carved on tortoise shells and animal scapulae. Ancient Scripts, Handwritten Text, Chinese Writing, How To Speak Chinese, China Art, Chinese Calligraphy, Ancient China, Chinese Culture, Ancient Artifacts

Do you know what is the earliest Chinese character? It is Oracle bone inscription (Chinese: 甲骨文; pinyin: jiǎgǔpiàn). As the earliest Chinese writing scripts, Oracle bone inscriptions are the ancient Chinese characters carved on tortoise shells and animal scapulae.

) include the earliest attested manuscripts of existing texts such as the I Ching, two copies of the Tao Te Ching, one similar copy of Strategies of the Warring States and a similar school of works of Gan De and Shi Shen. Tao Te Ching, Yi King, Ancient Scripts, Changsha, Taoism, Mystery Of History, Chinese Calligraphy, Converse, Ancient China

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The Mawangui Silk Texts Circa 175 BCE ~ A Taoist text preserved on silk and discovered in Mawangui in 1973. The Mawangdui Silk Texts (Chinese: 馬王堆帛書; pinyin: Mǎwángduī Bóshū), texts of Chinese philosophical and medical works written on silk, were found buried in Tomb no. 3 at Mawangdui, in the city of Changsha, Hunan, China in 1973.

Silver Drachma, Amoghabhuti Kuninda Kingdom, C. Buddhist Symbols, Sacred Symbols, Ancient Symbols, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient History, Brahmi Script, Ancient Persian, Arte Tribal, Archaeological Discoveries

Kuninda Drachma - Amoghabhuti Rev.

Silver Drachma, Amoghabhuti Kuninda Kingdom, 2nd C. BCE. 2.07 g. Obv: Deer standing right, crowned by two cobras, attended by Lakshmi holding a lotus flower. Legend in Prakrit (Brahmi script): "Rajnah Kunindasya Amoghabhutisya maharajasya." Rev. Stupa surmounted by the Buddhist symbol triratna, and surrounded by a swastika, a "Y" symbol, and a tree in railing. Kharoshti legend. AIC pg. 146, 1; MACW 4442; Senior pg. 233.