Arrowheaded characters

characters the elements of which consist of strokes resembling arrowheads, nailheads, or wedges; - hence called also nail-headed, wedge-formed, cuneiform, or cuneatic characters; the oldest written characters used in the country about the Tigris and Euphrates, and subsequently in Persia, and abounding among the ruins of Persepolis, Nineveh, and Babylon. See Cuneiform.

See also: Arrowheaded

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