Gate of Xerxes, Persepolis

North Door Jamb, West Doorway

| Elamite Inscription | Old Persian Inscription | Akkadian Inscription |

 

General stuff

Omniglot fonts and writing samples

Yamada lots of fonts here

 

Ancient Near East

Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions

Archaeology on the Net/Linguistics Links to pages on lots of ancient near eastern languages and writing systems (incl. Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Assyrian)

Sumerian Language Page

 

Egyptian

A short introduction

A web guide and directory

 

Mayan

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Mayan Calendar Tools

The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project includes a catalog with at least most of the known glyphs

Maya related links

Palanque: the temple XIX platform - west side

Check this out for a Mayan inscription with glyph-by-glyph gloss with drawings and photos of each glyph.

 

Mesoweb an exploration of Mesoamerican cultures

 

Champollion's (1836) Grammaire Egyptienne This is a scanned, original version of the book by the man who broke open the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphic writing.

 

Runes

The mystery of the Futhark Alphabet

Scripts of all Asia [here]

 

Cryptography

Cryptography lots of links here

 

Miscellaneous

Mark Twain on simplified spelling This has been attributed to Mark Twain, but let me know if you find out where it was published.

 

 

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