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Ancient Alphabets Guided Notes

Unit Two: The First Civilizations

Lesson Five: Ancient Alphabets

Guided Notes



  1. The Egyptians used pictographs to develop this form of writing. _______________________


  1. This alphabet started as pictographs and eventually evolved into linear drawings. ­­­­ _______________________


  1. Cuneiform was mostly written on ­____________________________.


  1. This language is called the “mother of all writing”. ________________________


  1. Phoenician writing is the ancestor of the modern ____________________ alphabet.


  1. The _________________  alphabet borrowed the Phoenician alphabet to create their own.