North Door Jamb, West Doorway
| Elamite Inscription | Old Persian Inscription | Akkadian Inscription |
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
A short introduction
A web guide and directory
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.
The mystery of the Futhark Alphabet
Scripts of all Asia [here]
Cryptography lots of links here
Mark Twain on simplified spelling This has been attributed to Mark Twain, but let me know if you find out where it was published.