Inspiration That Comes From Stone

By January 20, 2016 BlogPost No Comments

Who would’ve thought that my favorite thing to do has an awesome history attached to it?  I’ve been passionate about writing for the last 10 years and learning about its ancient history was oh so cool for me to experience.  Look underneath…

Cuneiform Tablets from DePaul University

These are what people wrote on back in 3000 B.C. While it was mainly used for trading purposes, just imagine your significant other throwing one these things at you after s/he found you were cheating. Along with feeling dumb, you’d also have to get checked for a concussion and maybe find a way to glue the angry note back together.

While this was the stepping stone for writing, it was eventually destroyed by the Akkadian Conquerors in 2000 B.C. and writing soon after evolved into hieroglyphics.

Hieroglyphics were another form of communication that used pictograms to communicate.  However, this evolved into a cursive style called hieratic that eventually evolved into demotic.  Demotic was a form of writing that used the first form of paper, papyrus.

These discoveries eventually led to the alphabet and paper that we use and love today.  Without these things, this blog post wouldn’t even exist.


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