WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CUNEIFORM WRITING: ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ANCIENT WRITING SYSTEMS
It is believed to be the oldest writing system known to man to date. The cuneiform writing can be found on numerous clay and stone tablets and originated in ancient Mesopotamia. The name Cuneiform, comes from the Latin word cuneus for ‘wedge’ owing to the wedge-shaped style of writing and most likely came into the English language probably from Old French: cunéiforme. Cuneiform writing was completely replaced by alphabetic writing in the course of the Roman era.