The development of writing

The cuneiform script was used to write different languages. In Mesopotamia it was used to write both Sumerian and Akkadian. It was also used to write other languages like Elamite, Hittite and, as carved here in stone, Urartian.

Cuneiform script was used by other peoples because they needed to be able to record information but they did not have their own systems for writing down their languages.

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