Metal Pen Was Found in Roman Times

That right folks, the Egyptians were using reed pens long before the Romans began using metal pens. Remember Pompeii, Italy? Continue reading

Hebrew Language Dictionary Machberet Compiled in Spain

The Hebrew language dictionary Machberet containing a lexicon from the Torah and biblical books was compiled by Menakhem ben Saruq, a poet and philologist in Cordoba, Spain in 950. Continue reading

Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh relates to the futile search for immortality of a Sumerian king based on the king who ruled the city of Uruk (Erech) in 2200 BCE. Continue reading

First French Language Novel

The novel Petit Jehan de Saintre, written by Antoine de la Sale was published in 1456. Continue reading

First English Translation of the Quran

First English Translation of the Quran was written and published by George Sale from England in 1734. Continue reading

Writing Brush and Ink

The Chinese employed a writing brush and ink as early as circa 1000 BCE. Continue reading

Nahuatl Grammar

In 1547, Andres de Olmo published Nahuatl grammar in Mexico. Continue reading

Ink was Invented by the Egyptians

Sometime in 2700 BCE, the Egyptians invented ink from carbon soot mixed with gelatin from boiled animal hides, the mixture was formed into sticks of ink and then liquefied in water as needed. Continue reading

First printed book

A Korean woodblock-printed scroll dating back to circa 704 was the first printed book called Mugu chong hwang tae dharani yong (Dharani Sutra). Continue reading

Title: Punctuation first appeared…

Greece circa 350 BCE, simple punctuation began to be used. Continue reading