posted on Mar, 24 2004 @ 09:05 PM
Maybe I could get some help from the “people in the know” here on ATS. The real Egyptian King known as “Scorpion I” supposedly created many things
including astronomy, architecture, writing, metal working and many other advances. I’m having a hard time locating any information on the subject. Do
you have any information you can share?
This is what I found regarding his creation of writing.
The Sumerian hieroglyphs have long seemed slightly older than the Egyptian ones. But since the discovery of the tomb of the Naqadan king "Scorpion
I" (tomb U-j at the Umm el-Qaab in Abydos), this is no longer true.
Archeologists found writing on a group of small bone or ivory labels dating from 3,300 to 3,200 BC. Writing, here, means a symbolic representation of
language, not pictures representing concrete objects.
The labels were attached to bags of linen and oil in the tomb of King Scorpion I in Egypt. They apparently indicated the origin of the commodities.
Like the symbolic systems of pictographs that preceded writing, the inscriptions contained symbols. Pictographs, however, are not truly writing, but
rather drawings that represent specific words or objects.
Thus a pictograph of an eye might stand for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. They are the earliest known writing.