Sumerians Used Reed Stylus

Ancient Sumerians used sharpened reed stylus for inscribing on wet clay tablets in 3500 BCE. Nissaba was a patron goddess of grass plants, writing and accounting.

      3500 BCE

Additional Information:

  • Writing – Explore
    A reed stylus was the main writing tool used by Mesopotamian scribes. Scribes created the wedge shapes which made cuneiform signs by pressing the stylus into a clay or wax surface.
  • Cuneiform Writing Techniques [CDLI Wiki]
    Jan 25, 2016 – The Sumerian word for stylus, ‘tablet-reed’ (GI DUB(-BA), Akkadian … very end of the cuneiform age, reed was not the only material to be used.
  • Cuneiform (article) | Ancient Near East | Khan Academy
    cuneiform: It means “wedge-shaped,” because people wrote it using a reed stylus cut to make … used to write around 15 different languages including Sumerian, Akkadian, …
  • Clay tablet – Wikipedia
    In the Ancient Near East, clay tablets (Akkadian á¹­uppu(m) ) were used as a writing medium, especially for writing in cuneiform, throughout the Bronze Age and well into the Iron Age. Cuneiform characters were imprinted on a wet clay tablet with a stylus often made of reed (reed pen). … Sumerians used what is known as pictograms.
  • Ancient Mesopotamia: Writing – Ducksters
    The Sumerians invented the first writing system called cuneiform. … Scribes would take a stylus (a stick made from a reed) and press the lines and symbols into … civilizations such as the Assyrians and the Babylonians used Sumerian writing.

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