Presentation on theme: "Evolution of Writing and Printing. Where we left off… Petroglyph: Images created by removing part of a rock surfaces by pecking and carving Pictograph:"— Presentation transcript:
Where we left off… Petroglyph: Images created by removing part of a rock surfaces by pecking and carving Pictograph: An image drawn or painted on a rock face
…all of which evolved into… Simplified petroglyphs that represented numbers and countable objects.
A New Definition: Hieroglyphics: A simple form of alphabet in which each character represents an object or concept in everyday life. Note the recurrent use of STONE.
In the 1000 B.C. era, Egyptian Hieroglyphs evolved into the first alphabet. Scribed on Papyrus Scrolls using primitive inks.
Papyrus Papyrus: An early form of paper, usually used in rolls, made from the pulp of the papyrus plant.
Early papyrus scrolls were inscribed with primitive letters to record stories of a culture or census data.
Papyrus as a story-telling medium “The Heracles Papyrus”- 3 rd Century A.D.
The Library of Alexandria Built by Ptolemy the 2nd in 300 B.C. Said to contain more than 700,000 papyrus scrolls, encompassing all facets of human knowledge. Library destroyed in military conquests sometime between 48 B.C. and 642 A.D.