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Cuneiform is the oldest system of writing that we know of.[1] It was made by the Sumerians in the 34th century BC.[2] It was written on clay with a tool made from a reed called a stylus. It uses pictures for letters.

Cuneiform is a wedge-shaped character made with a reed stylus and were used in writing several ancient languages.


  1., English. "Cuneiform". Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  2. Watson E. Mills, Roger Aubrey Bullard. Mercer dictionary of the Bible, Edition 2. Mercer University Press, 1990. P.975.