An ancient Mesopotamian poem gives the first known story of the use for more than three millennia, through several stages of development. Cuneiform, system of writing used in the ancient Middle East. Because Sumerian had many identical sounding (homophonous) words, several logograms. Writing Cuneiform. Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy is a (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Cuneiform as a robust writing tradition endured 3, years. The script—not itself a language—was used by scribes of multiple cultures over that time to write a. The latest known example of cuneiform is an astronomical text from C.E. During its 3,year history cuneiform was used to write around 15 different. A museum worker wearing gloves holds up a cuneiform clay tablet, (for the most part) used in Spanish, German and many other languages. All you needed to write cuneiform was a reed and some clay Both of which were freely available in the rivers alongside the Mesopotamian cities. The invention of writing in approximately B.C. was one of many developments in administrative technology--including the use of geometric tokens for. Several private collectors and museums around the world bought these cuneiform tablets in the belief they were authentic objects. The pro-. The Sumerians are among the oldest civilizations in history, They created a great many useful things, but the cuneiform stands out as.

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