Writing & Literature Vocabulary List
Sumerian / Mesopotamia
Wedge shapes pressed into clay tablets, oldest known writing system.
The language of the ancient Israelites.
Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament
Invented papyrus paper
Rossetta Stone - had both Egyptian and Greek writning. This allowed historians and archeologist to finally learn how to read Egyptian writting.
Book of the Dead - directions for the afterlife.
Bamboo - papermaking
First writing system in the Americas.
The Mayan Codex was the first book written in the Americas.
First alphabet developed.
Used letters to stand for sounds not objects. Phoenicians were sailors and trades. This is how they spread their alphabet.
Influenced by the Phoenician alphabet.
Language used by the Roman. It was developed from the Greek alphabet.
Latin words are the basis for medical and scientific words.
Make a Cartouche
Write Your Name in Hieroglyphics
Write in Other Languages Online Activities
How to Read Mayan
Write Your Name in Cuneiform
Write in Cuneiform
Pictures as Words Game