The fascinating origins of the written word
How writing helped record history
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To trace the evolution of writing you have to turn back the pages of history all the way to Mesopotamia. This is where cuneiform, the earliest known form of written expression, was used, around 3300 BCE. From there, writing systems emerged from the ancient world to develop into a medium of human communication that records thoughts and ideas in a readable form.
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