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B … like Babylon

On 26, Apr 2009 | No Comments | In Typography | By Markus Dermietzel

German culture tv channel "arte" was televising on April 25th 2009 a highly interesting documentary (duration: 55 min.) on Babylon. The most fascinating thing were the images of babylonic wedge writing, whose pictograms were written in clay or engraved in stone. A sophisticated system of signs, which has been the foundation for current and following ancient literature of this region and beyond. Also interesting the pictures of the capricorn with engraved Codex Hammurabi, an ancient constitution with codes of law by King Hammurabi of Babylon, which was visible to all citizens.