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The Sumerian language, an isolate written in cuneiform.  The most banal things (accounting records for example) give us an extraordinary glimpse into the everyday life in ancient Sumer.

Details of the Sumerian cuneiform script, the world's oldest writing system, which was used to write Sumerian, a semitic language spoken in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq and Syria) until about 500 AD.

Ottoman silver gilt filigree belt buckle | 19th century | 1,500$

Antique original silver ottoman filigree belt buckle

Ossetian tamgas

Ol'hovskij - Tamga (k funkcii znaka)

Vai syllabary used to write Vai (ꕙꔤ), a member of Mande group of Niger-Congo languages spoken by about 104,000 people in Liberia, and by about 15,500 people in Sierra Leone. (...)

The Vai syllabary is a syllabic writing system devised for the Vai language by Momolu Duwalu Bukele of Jondu, in what is now Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia

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Alchemy and Herbalist Symbols ~ Please note that the symbols for Venus and Saturn are transposed in the Planetary Metals section.