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History of the Alphabet – West Asia

By |2018-12-08T07:56:03+00:00September 14th, 2017|Literature, West Asia|

Egyptian temple to Hathor at Serabit in the Sinai Early Writing Before about 1800 BC, all people in the world wrote using pictures that each stood for a word or a syllable. In Egypt, these were called hieroglyphs, and in West Asia, they were called cuneiform. Egyptian hieroglyphs Mesopotamian cuneiform Writing in China Maya hieroglyphs More [...]

Multiculturalism project

By |2018-04-09T23:07:29+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, West Asia|

The priestess Meretites hugs her husband, the singer Kahai (Saqqara, Old Kingdom Egypt) The story of Abraham is one where Abraham meets people from different cultures - the Sumerians, who live in cities and use irrigation agriculture, the Egyptians, who might kill Abraham to get his beautiful wife Sarah, and the Canaanites, who sacrifice their own children. How would we [...]

Languages and Writing

By |2018-04-23T15:33:13+00:00July 27th, 2017|Literature|

Cuneiform tablet from West Asia Most people in the ancient Mediterranean and West Asian areas spoke languages that divided into two groups. One language group is Indo-European and the other group is Semitic. In southern Africa, most people spoke either a Bantu language or a Khoisan language. Indian people spoke Dravidian languages. Central Asian people spoke variations of Turkic [...]