Sign, Symbol, Script. An Exhibition on the Origins of Writing and the Alphabet

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Martha L. Carter, Keith N. Schoville.


Madison, Wis., USA, 1983. 88 pp., illustrations: 112 b&w, 28 × 21.6 cm. English.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin (21 August–23 October 1983)


The history of writing and alphabets, and the means by which they were disseminated throughout the world. Semitic alphabet discussed in Section IV (Syria-Palestine); the diffusion of Hebrew and Aramaic covered in Section VII. 305 items.

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Milwaukee Public Museum, Wis., USA (12 November 1983–5 January 1984); Texas Memorial Museum, Austin, Tex., USA (19 February–29 April 1984); Arizona Museum of Science and Technology, Phoenix, Ariz., USA (26 May–9 September 1984); Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Tex., USA (22 September–2 December 1984); Horn Archaeological Museum, Berrien Springs, Mich., USA (22 December 1984–17 March 1985); Denver Museum of Natural History, Colo., USA (13 April–7 July 1985); Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, Md., USA (27 July–20 October 1985)

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