Iran to Display Script Evolution

A04628965.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Garden of Inscriptions is to exhibit 5000-year-old petroglyphs in a bid to offer insight into the chronological evolution of script.

Located in Niavaran Cultural Complex, the garden will display mollage images of petroglyphs from early ideographs to more sophisticated script forms.

“The collection will include cuneiform, Akkadian, Elamite, Assyrian and ancient Persian scripts,” head of the Inscription Center of Iran’s Linguistics Research Institute, Rasoul Bashash.

“Alphabetical scripts including Parthian and Pahlavi along with Islamic calligraphy styles such as Kufic, Naskh, Nasta’liq and Cursive Nasta’liq will also be displayed,” press tv quoted him as saying.

Mollage versions will be created based on the original rock carvings found in the country.

The oldest mollage in the collection belongs to a 2000 BCE Akkadian inscription found in Iran’s western Kermanshah Province.

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