Writing in Mesopotamia – Cuneiform

7 Nov

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Theo Van Den Hout, a professor of Hittite and Anatolian Languages, tells us about scribes in Mesopotamia and Anatolia. This short video was made for the Oriental Institute Museum special exhibit “Visible Language: Inventions of Writing in the Ancient Middle East.” In Chapter 3, you will learn about scribes, the people who specialized in writing, the stylus, which is the instrument they used to write on clay tablets, and cuneiform, the wedge-shaped writing. Tell me what you think about it in the comment section.  Read more about the development of writing and pictograms on the British Museum’s website on Mesopotamia.

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