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The Origins of Writing

Among the most important inventions, writing must rank among the top. Imagine a world without writing — no books, no newspapers, and no text messaging! But how did it all begin? And where was writing invented? This unit looks at the emergence of writing systems in Mesopotamia and Egypt. It explains how the cuneiform script and hieroglyphs developed out of earlier systems of pictographs.