Before Computers, Before Paper

Collection by Caroline Welst


Information was once recorded on . . .

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Sumerian Boundary stone - kudurru (1125-1100 BC). The cuneiform inscription records the granting by Eanna-shum-iddina, the governor of the Sealand, of five gur of corn land in the district of Edina in south Babylonia to a man called Gula-eresh.

Clay tablet, end of Late Minoan Culture (ca. 1450 B.) How amazingly similar are some of the symbols to those of the Runic Alphabet?

A book of wax tablets shown at the National Museum for Art and Cultural History in Bremen, Germany. Wax Tablet, Roman Art, Historical Artifacts, Alphabet, Book Of Hours, Book Images, Old Paper, Ancient Rome, Book Binding
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A book of wax tablets shown in the Landesmuseum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte in Bremen, Germany.

Picture of Ancient Greek writing on stone. Archaeological site of Gortyn, Crete, Greece. stock photo, images and stock photography. Greek Writing, Crete Greece, Greek Art, Old Stone, Archaeological Site, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient Greece, Ancient History, Greece
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Ancient Greek writing on stone. Archaeological site of Gortyn,..

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Medieval iPadTaking notes in the age before notepads was a problem. In the Middle Ages there were no cheap materials around to jot something down on, and then throw it out when you were done with it. In comes the writing tablet. This clever device. Medieval Books, Medieval Times, Historical Artifacts, Ancient Artifacts, European History, Ancient History, Renaissance, Wax Tablet, Late Middle Ages
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Map of the world, BC. From the Mesopotamia BC room of the British Museum, London. Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Egyptians, Greeks, Ancient Mysteries, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient Map, Old Maps, Antique Maps

Babylonian Map of the World

Babylonian Map of the World: Incised on a clay tablet & dates to the 5th century BC. It was discovered at Sippar, southern Iraq, 60 miles (97 km) north of Babylon on the Euphrates River, & was published in 1899. The clay tablet resides at the British Museum.

A year-old Sumerian cuniform clay tablet dictionary.

Principal language group of eastern Asia, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan language family. Chinese exists in a number of varieties that are popularly called dialects but that are. Branches Of History, Storyboard, Sacred Meaning, Chinese Writing, I Ching, Mystery Of History, Chinese Language, Chinese Calligraphy, Ancient China
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Chinese oracle bone writing

1777 Parchment Booklet Parchment was the skins of animals (mainly calves, sheep, and goats) cleaned and the hair scraped off; they were then stretched out to dry, and treated with chalk and alum. Form Tag, Last Will And Testament, Handwritten Letters, Paper Trail, Lost Art, Handmade Books, Bookbinding, Handwriting, Booklet
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French la Vie Antiques by Corey Amaro

French brocante and antiques from Tongue in Cheek.

This hieroglyphic papyrus was among scores of ancient documents found at Wadi al-Jarf in Egypt. Egypt SCA via AP

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Archaeologists have stumbled upon what is thought to be the most ancient harbor ever found in Egypt, along with the country's oldest collection of papyrus documents, Egyptian authorities say. The harbor goes back 4,500 years, to the days of the Pharaoh Kh

Pin Birth certificate written on a wax tablet. From the period of Roman rule in Greece 128 CE. Historical Artifacts, Ancient Artifacts, University Of Michigan Library, World History Facts, Wax Tablet, Classical Period, Ancient History, Ancient Rome, Old Art
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Wax tablets

Bali by Ancient Books - Traditional Lontar Exhibition at Hatten Wine Building, Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai – Sanur, August 5 – Each day from am until pm


A View On The Ancient Texts Found In the Indian Subcontinent. How they were made and how they are protected nowadays.

Hieroglyphics on PAPYRUS: Papyrus is a thick paper-like material produced from the pith of the papyrus plan. Papyrus cracked when folded and so was preserved in the form of a scroll. Ancient Egypt Art, Ancient History, Kemet Egypt, My Bookmarks, Egyptian Art, Art And Architecture, Computers, Body Art, At Least
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Hieroglyphics on PAPYRUS: Papyrus is a thick paper-like material produced from the pith of the papyrus plan. Papyrus cracked when folded and so was preserved in the form of a scroll.

Babylonian clay tablet map ca. Ancient History, Maps, Computers, Outdoor Blanket, Clay, Concept, Space, Collection, Clays
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Tablet - B13885 | Collections

Penn Museum Object B13885 - Tablet

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Don Croner’s World Wide Wanders

With the Uighurs Securely in His Corner Chingis was ready to launch a full-scale invasion of Xi Xia. The people of Xi Xia, known as Tanguts, founded the Xi Xia Dynasty, or “Great State of White and High,” in 1038. The Tanguts were a people of Tibeto-Burman extraction who had developed a prosperous agrarian and livestock breeding culture and occupied well-fortified towns and cities. They aspired to some level of culture and soon developed their own Writing System, based on Chinese ideograms…