I thought this would make for a slightly different post. We’re talking a lot about written communication. So, what about writing’s first beginnings for humanity?
The earliest known writing seems to be from the ancient civilisation of Sumer; which suits me because I think Sumer is cool!
It’s pretty much the birthplace of (western) civilisation. Maybe you haven’t heard of it. No-one knew it had existed until archaeological evidence began to be uncovered in the mid-1800s. Sumer was the first in a series of civilisations in the area we call Mesopotamia, between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Today that area is Iraq. The recent war was taking place around the remnants of the first cities.