Colorful Chart Reveals Evolution of English Alphabet From Egyptian Hieroglyphics – by Matt Baker…

on My Modern Met:

Most of us use the letters of the alphabet everyday, but did you ever stop to wonder how their shapes came to be?

The history of the alphabet is fascinating, and each of the 26 letters has its own unique story.

Matt Baker (of UsefulCharts) has designed a handy poster that documents the evolution of our familiar alphabet from its ancient Egyptian Proto-Sinaitic roots (c. 1750 BCE) up to present day Latin script.

Continue reading and see the full size chart HERE

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