Writing systems

Explore the rich diversity of writing systems used across cultures. Discover the history and unique features of different writing systems and expand your understanding of global communication.
A pictogram is an ideogram that conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object. Egyptian hieroglyphs were the formal writing system used in Ancient Egypt. It combined logographic, syllabic and alphabetic elements, with a total of some 1,000 distinct characters. The Phoenician alphabet, called by convention the Proto-Canaanite alphabet for inscriptions older than around 1050 BC, is the oldest verified alphabet. The Phoenician alphabet is derived from Egyptian hieroglyp Egypt, Phoenician, Ancient Egypt, Phoenician Alphabet, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Egyptian, Ancient, Alphabet, System

Download this stock image: A pictogram is an ideogram that conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object. Egyptian hieroglyphs were the formal writing system used in Ancient Egypt. It combined logographic, syllabic and alphabetic elements, with a total of some 1,000 distinct characters. The Phoenician alphabet, called by convention the Proto-Canaanite alphabet for inscriptions older than around 1050 BC, is the oldest verified alphabet. The Phoenician alphabet is…

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