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A brief history of writing: fun British Museum video

February 24 2011

Did you know that Chinese is the oldest writing still in use today?

Or that the British Museum has a party invite from the first century AD? It's on a Roman tablet from the North of England…

Screenshot from the British Museum Young explorers section showing their A brief history of Writing video with colourful capital letters on garage doors making up the word HAPPY.


Find out more with the British Museum's fun video:
A brief history of writing.


Screenshot courtesy the Trustees of the British Museum

The video's part of the British Museum's section for kids called Young explorers.

There are more brief history videos to watch on:

Time telling

Clothing

and Money.

By Rachel Hayward