eseoulpost
Life & StyleCulture
Al Ain National Museum to hold workshops on cuneiform writing
min  |  min
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2017.07.02  
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn
   

AL AIN, 2nd July, 2017 (WAM) -- Weekly Sunday workshops exploring the historical beginnings of the ancient system of cuneiform writing are to be introduced at Al Ain National Museum by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, introducing visitors and UAE residents to the writing form’s complex combination of word-signs and script.
Running until 13th October, the free workshops will be facilitated by experts from the Artefacts Department at Al Ain National Museum and are aimed at teaching participants basic skills, including how to write their names in cuneiform.
Cuneiform writing is a method of inscription implemented by engraving mud boards, stone or metal with wedge-shaped inscriptions, which began in Mesopotamia and then spread to south-west Asia.
Al Ain National Museum’s Artefacts Department holds numerous relics which contain cuneiform writing, including a map from 3000BCE which shows the relationships between the Acadians and Babylonians as they traded copper, diorites, dates and onions in ancient Dilmun and Magan.
The Acadians, Babylonians and Assyrians in Mesopotamia used to produce boards from mud dough on which they used to write using a stylus to engrave on the board while still moist. Then the boards would be burnt so that they would harden and the writing becomes preserved.
The oldest artefacts found containing cuneiform date back to the last quarter of the fourth millennium BCE, preceding the Ugaritic alphabet by more than 1,500 years, and remaining prevalent until the first century CE. When cuneiform writing appeared for the first time in Southern Iraq in the mid-fourth millennium BCE, the pictographs rapidly evolved into imprinted styles in the form of cuneiforms that later became known as cuneiform writing.

< 저작권자 © eseoulpost 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
확인
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
Most Read
1
PHL Travel Mart wraps up one day promos in Seoul on successful note
2
Three U.S. aircraft carriers to join show-of-force drills with S. Korea
3
UAE defence official receives Deputy Chairman NATO Military Committee
4
Global oil, gas and petrochemical leaders discuss evolving energy landscape at Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable
5
S. Korea's top diplomat discuss North Korea with Canadian, New Zealand counterparts
6
UAE agrees UAE6 billion deal with Lockheed Martin to upgrade F-16 fighters
7
S. Korean president arrives in Philippines for ASEAN meetings
8
UAE chairs meeting of UNESCO member states
9
OIC condemns terrorist bombing of oil pipeline in Bahrain
10
UAE Press: Dubai Airshow has earned its position as a global event
Photo News Green Biz
UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment convenes third meeting
UAE Council for Climate Change and...
min
National Climate Change Plan builds on the existing policy for green growth, sustainable development in UAE, says Al Zeyoudi
National Climate Change Plan build...
min
Global platform for smart & sustainable cities officially  launched in Seoul
Global platform for smart & sustai...
min
Global platform for smart & sustainable cities to be launched by World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) in Seoul on May 23
Global platform for smart & sustai...
min
50 successfully rehabilitated sea turtles released for Endangered Species Day
50 successfully rehabilitated sea ...
min
Photo News Sports
Sharjah's Arab Women Sports Tournament holds preparatory meeting
Sharjah's Arab Women Sports Tourna...
min
S. Korean Ji Eun-hee captures 1st LPGA win in 8 years
S. Korean Ji Eun-hee captures 1st ...
min
President Moon promises full support for PyeongChang Paralympic Games
President Moon promises full suppo...
min
N. Korea submitted document to IPC for PyeongChang Paralympics participation in May: S. Korean FM
N. Korea submitted document to IPC...
min
UAE Jiu-Jitsu U15 Team returns with 18 medals from World Cup in Montenegro
UAE Jiu-Jitsu U15 Team returns wit...
min
S. Korea qualify for 9th consecutive FIFA World Cup
S. Korea qualify for 9th consecuti...
min
Veteran midfielder determined to set up strikers in World Cup qualifiers
Veteran midfielder determined to s...
min
Emirates becomes official partner of 2018 Ryder Cup
Emirates becomes official partner ...
min
Photo News World
Sharjah's Arab Women Sports Tournament holds preparatory meeting
Sharjah's Arab Women Sports Tourna...
min
S. Korean Ji Eun-hee captures 1st LPGA win in 8 years
S. Korean Ji Eun-hee captures 1st ...
min
President Moon promises full support for PyeongChang Paralympic Games
President Moon promises full suppo...
min
N. Korea submitted document to IPC for PyeongChang Paralympics participation in May: S. Korean FM
N. Korea submitted document to IPC...
min
UAE Jiu-Jitsu U15 Team returns with 18 medals from World Cup in Montenegro
UAE Jiu-Jitsu U15 Team returns wit...
min
S. Korea qualify for 9th consecutive FIFA World Cup
S. Korea qualify for 9th consecuti...
min
Veteran midfielder determined to set up strikers in World Cup qualifiers
Veteran midfielder determined to s...
min
Emirates becomes official partner of 2018 Ryder Cup
Emirates becomes official partner ...
min
Photo News Opinion
Renegade lawmakers rejoin main opposition party
Renegade lawmakers rejoin main opp...
min
Interior minister vows toughened security during Trump visit
Interior minister vows toughened s...
min
Police to place forces on highest-level alert during Trump's visit
Police to place forces on highest-...
min
Main opposition party decides to deprive Park of membership
Main opposition party decides to d...
min
Defense Security Command chief pledges political neutrality
Defense Security Command chief ple...
min
Construction of stalled nuclear reactors to restart on Nov. 8
Construction of stalled nuclear re...
min
Moon vows to enhance safety of nuclear reactors, continue building nuclear-free nation
Moon vows to enhance safety of nuc...
min
President Moon vows increased support for athletes, sports industry
President Moon vows increased supp...
min
Newspaper AboutNews ReportAdvertiseComplaintsPrivacy PolicyJuvenile protectionRejection of E-mail Collection
Gangnam-gu, Teheran 52 street in Tehran Bldg, 616(Yeoksam-dong)  |  Main Phone: 02) 563-0604  |  Fax: 02) 538-5665
Chairman : jeong-woo Lee  |  Advisor : byung-il Min  |  Publisher: jae-mo Kah  |  Editors: il-hong Kim
Registration Number 1928 Seoul ah  |  eseoulpost.com / eseoulpost.net / Global Korea.,Ltd
Copyright © 2011 eseoulpost. All rights reserved. mail to jaemokah@daum.com , kih10kr@empas.com/ www.globalkorea.info
arabafrica.net / UAE Interract / Emirtes News Agency(WAM)/ http://wam.org.ae / www.uaeinteract.com