The Mysteries of the Alphabet

The Mysteries of the Alphabet

The Origins of Writing

Book - 1999
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Why is A the first letter of the alphabet? Why is O round? This work tells how Protosinaic pictograms - derived from Egyptian heiroglyphics and discovered in the Sinai only at the beginning of the 20th century - changed throughout the millennia and left their trace on our alphabet.
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780789205216
0789205211
9780789205230
0789205238
Characteristics: 381 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bacon, Josephine 1942-

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