NOVA- Video A to Z: The First Alphabet

PBS Two Part Special


A to Z: The First Alphabet

Discover how writing—and eventually printing—revolutionized the spread of information.

Premiered September 23, 2020 AT 9PM on PBS

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/a-to-z-the-first-alphabet/

Where would we be without the world’s alphabets? Writing has played a vital role in the expansion and domination of cultures throughout history. But researchers are only now uncovering the origin story to our own alphabet, which may have gotten its beginnings in a turquoise mine 4,000 years ago. From the shape of the letter A to the role of writing in trade and storytelling, discover how the written word shaped civilization itself.

Next Week:

A to Z: How Writing Changed the World

https://www.pbs.org/video/a-to-z-how-writing-changed-the-world-ehsuvs/
Discover how writing—and eventually printing—revolutionized the spread of information.

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https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/a-to-z-how-writing-changed-the-world/

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