Friday, October 29, 2010

My Professor Made Me Very Sad Today

So this morning my Art History teacher referred to the text on Hammurabi's Code as hieroglyphics. I was like, whoa. H's code is written in CUNEIFORM not hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphics is writing with pictures, like the Egyptians did. Cuneiform is an actual form of writing closer to the alphabet. Instead of writing out what you're saying in pictures, you're using symbols to do it. In the case of cuneiform you're writing with a wedge tool.
*sigh* My teacher made me very sad today.

H's Code

Cuneiform writing