The Nomad Mum's Diary: Home of the Alphabet

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Home of the Alphabet

Few of you may know that just a stone's throw away from my home is the birth place of the Alphabet. The ancient kingdom of Ugarit may be unknown to people outside Syria but its contribution to humanity -a small pottery tablet with the alphabet indented into it- is invaluable. I've just came across this interesting article about Latakia and Ugarit, it'll give you a glimpse of the place where I live and it will help explain my renewed fascination with the alphabet. Enjoy!... Sign in to see full entry.

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