The Mysteries of the Alphabet
The Origins of WritingBook - 1999
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.
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 381 p. : ill. ; 22 cm