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Shorthand. Todays shorthand...FW/W, for what it's worth. HTH, hope this helps, FTF, for the future. XOXOX, love and kisses.

Shorthand of my day. If you wanted to be a secretary you had to learn it. This was Pitman's Shorthand and I attended 'Night School' classes to learn it.

Tablet 4 of Gilgamesh, 669-627 B.C.' the collection of more than 30,000 clay tablets is now in the British Museum.

Ebla clay tablet - Ebla tablets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This photograph shows the progress of the excavations in the deep hole, Pit X, undertaken from 1933-1934. The large-scale excavation removed 13,000 cubic meters of soil and involved over 150 workers. Photo Credit: C. Leonard Woolley, 1934, and Iraq's Ancient Past, Penn Museum Woolley conducted excavations at Ur for 12 seasons, excavations paid for by the British Museum the University of Pennsyvlania; five of those seasons (1926-1932) were concentrated on the Royal Cemetery.

Early Twentieth Century Excavations at the Royal Cemetery at Ur

Early Twentieth Century Excavations at the Royal Cemetery at Ur: Excavating the Royal Cemetery at Ur

Still eerily recognisable as they were in life, here are 10 of the best preserved bodies of the last 5,000 years.

Ötzi the Iceman lived about BC and was found in frozen in a glacier in the Ötztal Alps, on the border between Austria and Italy. He is Europe’s oldest natural human mummy and has been extensively examined by scientists.

26th century BC Sumerian document

Cuneiform script is one of the earliest known forms of written expression. Emerging in Sumer around the century BC, with predecessors reaching into the late millennium (the Uruk IV period), cuneiform writing began as a system of pictographs.

MESOPOTAMIA y los mayores inventos de la historia de la Humanidad. Sumerios, acadios, asirios, babilónicos… todas estas culturas de hace más de 5.000 años vivían en medio de un mundo hecho de barro, bajo un tórrido sol y sin apenas materias primas con las que prosperar, pero lograron, contra todo pronóstico, llevar a cabo los mayores logros culturales de la Humanidad. Erigieron las primeras ciudades, reinos e imperios conocidos; construyeron templos tan altos que, según las leyendas, rozaban…

Mesopotamia y los mayores inventos de la historia de la Humanidad

Early writing tablet recording the allocation of beer, probably from southern Iraq, Late Prehistoric period, clay, B. (The British Museum)

Jehoash Inscription: A Legitimate Tablet which Describes Renovations of King Solomon's Temple?

10 Controversial Archaeological Discoveries You Should Not Miss

Jehoash Inscription: A Legitimate Tablet which Describes Renovations of King Solomon's Temple? Also, more on Otzi - Ötzi still had intact blood cells, lived c.

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