Cuneiform VS. Hieroglyphics
By: Julia Vosmeier
How was cuneiform and hieroglyphics created?
Cuneiform was created by the Sumerians of Mesopotamia in 5000 B.C. The name comes from the Latin word cuneus for `wedge' owing to the wedge-shaped style of writing. In cuneiform, a carefully cut writing implement known as a stylus is pressed into soft clay.
Hieroglyphics were created in 3500 B.C. "Hieroglyph" comes from and ancient Greek word, hieroglifikos. Hieroglyphics were created for a basic writing system for the Egyptions. The Egyptions and the Sumerians were the ones that created hieroglyphics.