Mysteries of the Alphabet
The Origins of Writing
ISBN10: 0789205211 ISBN13: 9780789205216 Contributors: Bacon, Josephine (Translator) Publisher: Abbeville Pr Published: Mar 1 1999 Pages: 384 Weight: 2.05lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
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.