Alphabet invented in Syria 3k yrs ago

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“Alphabetical order as we would recognise it first appeared over three thousand years ago in Ugaritic,

written in a cuneiform script made of wedge-shaped signs impressed on clay tablets. The Ugaritic alphabet was in use in the ancient city of Ugarit, uncovered at Ras Shamra in modern Syria. Some of the surviving tablets discovered by archaeologists are known as “abecedaria”, where the letters of the alphabet are written in order, possibly for teaching or as a training exercise for new scribes”

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