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Abydos Tablets, c. 3400-3300 BCE

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Abydos Tablets

In 1989, Gunter Dreyer discovered in a tomb at Abydos “ivory”—or bone—tablets that reveal an early stage of the hieroglyphic system around 3,400 to 3,300 BCE.

“Earliest Egyptian Glyphs,” Archaeology, March/April 1999.

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