3200 B.C.

The Dawn of Communication

This period marks the birth of written communication, with the invention of writing in ancient Sumer. This breakthrough allowed humans to record information and share it across time and space.


Merchant on Tigris River


Merchant on Tigris River

The Dawn of Cuneiform Brought a Communication Revolution

Sumerian Writing Transformed from Pictures to Sounds

Only Elite Scribes Mastered the Art of Cuneiform Writing

Ancient Sumer Housed the First Libraries, the Temples of Knowledge

The Legacy of Cuneiform, a Writing System that Shaped the Ancient World