Cuneiform writing originated in southern Mesopotamia, and was created in the Sumerian culture, in order to write in the Sumerian language. Later it was used for Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian. Cuneiform developed into the Mesopotamia picture writing writing style of the Middle East, and even spread to Egypt, where hieroglyphic writing was normally The apostolic armenian church in diyarbakir is the notable landmark in mesopotamia and middle east turkey. Ancient assyrian cuneiform sumerian writing on the wall.
Cuneiform writing of the ancient sumerian or assyrian civilization. The invention of writing is widely regarded as the beginning of the Information Revolution and although it wasn't the creation of any single culture, the Sumerians of Mesopotamia are credited with the invention of writing, its earliest Writing Over five thousand years ago, people living in Mesopotamia developed a form of writing to record and communicate different types of information. The earliest writing was based on pictograms.
Pictograms were used to communicate basic information about crops and taxes. Note: Cuneiform continued to be used in Mesopotamia well into the first millennium BCE, however, as this lesson is concentrating on the early development of the writing system the timeline in this activity will end before cuneiform writing ceased to be used.
The initial writing of the Sumerians utilized simple pictures or pictograms. For example, a drawing of a person's head, meant the word" head". Over time, however, the writing of the Sumerians further developed to include sounds and meanings. Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia c. BCE. It is considered the most significant among the many cultural contributions of the Sumerians and the greatest among those of the Sumerian city of Uruk which advanced the writing of cuneiform c.
3200 BCE. It began as pictographs, pictures of things that acted as words. Pictographs worked, but hey were rather cumbersome. Soon, the clever ancient Sumerians started to use wedgeshaped symbols for objects and ideas instead of pictures.