Yoruba Script Used in Church Missionary Society

The Church Missionary Society, operating in Lagos, Nigeria developed Yoruba writing script in 1875. Continue reading

Greeks Develop Punctuation System

Greek scholar Aristophanes of Byzantium, developed the punctuation system circa 200 BCE, Continue reading

Marsiliana Tablet Discovered in Tuscany

The Marsiliana Tablet has Etruscan writing dating back to the eighth century BCE. Continue reading

Sumerians Used Reed Stylus

Ancient Sumerians used sharpened reed stylus for inscribing on wet clay tablets in 3500 BCE. Continue reading

The Pharaoh Menes

Menes (/ˈmiːniːz/; Ancient Egyptian: mnj, probably pronounced */maˈnij/; Ancient Greek: Μήνης) was a pharaoh of the Early Dynastic Period of ancient Egypt credited by classical tradition with having united Upper and Lower Egypt and as the founder of the First Dynasty. Continue reading

First Egyptian Inscription Found for King Narmer

J.E. Quibell unearthed a small slate ceremonial slab with an inscription identifying King Menes at Hierakonpolis, Egypt in 1898 Continue reading

Sinhalese Prose Writing

Sinhalese writing was found on rock inscriptions from 200 BCE around Sri Lanka. Continue reading

First Commercial Typewriter

A Copenhagen company marketed the first commercial typewriter Skrive kugle by Danish inventor, Rasmus Malling-Hansen in October 1870. Continue reading

Latvia Publishes Important Catechistic Works

Latvia’s three most important published books were a catechistic book, Catechismus Catholicorum in 1585; Continue reading

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