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Visible Language: Inventions of Writing in the Ancient Middle East and Beyond

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Writing, the ability to make language visible and permanent, is one of humanity's greatest inventions. This book presents current perspectives on the origins and development of writing in Mesopotamia and Egypt, providing an overview of each writing system and its uses. Essays on writing in China and Mesoamerica complete coverage of the four "pristine" writing systems - inv

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Paperback, 1st edition Oriental Institute Museum Publications [32], 240 pages
Published October 15th 2010 by Oriental Institute Press (first published October 5th 2010)
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