Visible language: inventions of writing in the ancient Middle East and beyond ; [in conjunction with the Exhibition Visible Language: Inventions of Writing in the Ancient Middle East and Beyond]

This unique exhibit is the result of collaborative efforts of more than twenty authors and loans from five museums. It focuses on the independent invention of writing in at least four different places in the Old world and Mesoamerica with the earliest texts of Uruk, Mesopotamia (5,300 BC) shown in t...

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Published in:Oriental Institute Museum publications
Other Authors: Woods, Christopher E. (Editor); Woods, Christopher (Other)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Chicago, Ill. Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago c 2010
In:Oriental Institute Museum publications
Series/Journal:Oriental Institute Museum publications 32
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Near East / Writing / History
Further subjects:B Picture-writing History Exhibitions
B Writing History
B Egyptian language Writing History Exhibitions
B Writing Middle East History Exhibitions
B Cuneiform writing History Exhibitions
B Writing History Exhibitions
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Electronic
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Summary:This unique exhibit is the result of collaborative efforts of more than twenty authors and loans from five museums. It focuses on the independent invention of writing in at least four different places in the Old world and Mesoamerica with the earliest texts of Uruk, Mesopotamia (5,300 BC) shown in the United States for the first time. Visitors to the exhibit and readers of this catalog can see and compare the parallel pathways by which writing came into being and was used by the earliest kingdoms of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and the Maya world
Item Description:Literaturangaben
ISBN:1885923767