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At the same time that Egyptians developed their alphabet, another civilization had a different approach.Public domain images help to explain the topic, with credit given.  In 3000 B.C., Mesopotamia had a writing system called cuneiform. The Sumerians used sticks to press 2,000 different symbols into clay tablets. Cuneiform was used for tracking debt.

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