The History of Writing and Reading – Part 9: Aztec Writing

[Editor’s note: This is the tenth of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. We will be looking at the major developments and forces that shaped the written languages we use today. Links to all the previous posts are listed at the end of this … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 9: Aztec Writing”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 8: Mayan Writing

[Editor’s note: This is the ninth of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. We will be looking at the major developments and forces that shaped the written languages we use today. Links to all the previous posts are listed at the end of this … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 8: Mayan Writing”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 7: The Olmec Writing System in Mesoamerica

[Editor’s note: This is the eighth of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. We will be looking at the major developments and forces that shaped the written languages we use today. Links to all the previous posts are listed at the end of this … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 7: The Olmec Writing System in Mesoamerica”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 4: The Rosetta Stone

[Editor’s note: This is the fifth of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. We will be looking at the major developments and forces that shaped the written languages we use today. Links to all previous posts are located at the end of this one.] … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 4: The Rosetta Stone”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 2: Egyptian Forms

[Editor’s note: This is the second of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. We will be looking at the major developments and forces that shaped the written languages we use today.] In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the very beginnings of … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 2: Egyptian Forms”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 1: The Origins of Writing

[Editor’s note: This is the first of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. We will be looking at the major developments and forces that shaped the written languages we use today.] Today, we take reading and writing for granted – we look at the … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 1: The Origins of Writing”