Browsing the "Writing" Tag

7th-century B.C. handwriting analysed

April 26th, 2016 | by Admin

Researchers have scanned and analysed the handwriting found on 16 ostracons which date back to the 7th-century B.C. Key parts


Could the pharaohs read hieroglyphics?

April 14th, 2014 | by Admin

New research suggests that Egyptian royal children were educated and could probably read and write. “Relatively late sources suggest that


Ancient Greek poem translated

September 11th, 2012 | by Admin

Researchers have translated an newly-discovered ancient Greek poem which deifies Poppaea Sabina, the wife of Emperor Nero. Based on the


Rune-inscribed comb found in Germany

April 16th, 2012 | by Admin

The oldest engravings of letters ever found in central Germany have been discovered on an ancient deer antler comb. The