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Unformatted text preview: Nguyen 1 Tan Huy Hoang Nguyen Professor Hines GenEd 110 08 February 2008 Pre-Exam Paper 1 This class has gone over many topics of great importance. Weve gone from oracle bones, to Indo-Europeans, and now currently into the Chinese civilizations. Over these past few weeks, however, three topics have shed a great deal of importance. Those three topics would be the cuneiform, the Phoenicians, and dharma. All three of which has significantly impacted todays society. Cuneiform dates back to around 3000 B.C.E. and was written by the Sumerians. Its the oldest Mesopotamian texts to date. They are wedge-shaped impressions on clay tablets etched with a reed stylus. Once written, the tablets would then be dried and become practically imperishable. This form of writing was taught in schools to develop the cuneiform system of writing. The purpose was to educate and produce scribes for careers in temples and palaces, the military, and government services. A writing system helped enable a society to keep historical records and learn from past events. It also helped enable a society to keep historical records and learn from past events....
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2008 for the course GENED 110 taught by Professor Chan during the Spring '06 term at Washington State University .
- Spring '06