By definition, the modern practice of history begins with written records. Evidence of human culture without writing is the realm of prehistory. Mesopotamia[ edit ] While neolithic writing is a current research topic, conventional history assumes that the writing process first evolved from economic necessity in the ancient Near East.
Education in ancient civilization[ edit ] The development of writing[ edit ] Main article: History of Writing Starting in about B. In Egypt fully developed hieroglyphs were in use at Abydos as early as B.
One hieroglyphic script was used on stone monuments,  other cursive scripts were used for writing in ink on papyrus a flexible, paper-like material, made from the stems of reeds that grow in marshes and beside rivers such as the River Nile.
The Phoenician writing system was adapted from the Proto-Canaanite script in around the 11th century BC, which in turn borrowed ideas from Egyptian hieroglyphics. This script was adapted by the Greeks. A variant of the early Greek alphabet gave rise to the Etruscan alphabetand its own descendants, such as the Latin alphabet.
Writing a school history policy descendants from the Greek alphabet include the Cyrillic scriptused to write Russianamong others. The Phoenician system was also adapted into the Aramaic scriptfrom which the Hebrew script and also that of Arabic are descended.
In Chinathe early oracle bone script has survived on tens of thousands of oracle bones dating from around B.
Out of more than written characters in use in China in about BC, as many as are identifiable as the source of later standard Chinese characters.
The earliest inscriptions which are identifiably Maya date to the 3rd century B. In Chinese civilization, in school the children were not allowed to scribble. They were not to write slanted or sloppy charterers. The Middle East[ edit ] Further information: History of education in ancient Israel and Judah Perhaps the earliest formal school was developed in Egypt's Middle Kingdom under the direction of Kheti, treasurer to Mentuhotep II .
In what became Mesopotamiathe early logographic system of cuneiform script took many years to master.
Thus only a limited number of individuals were hired as scribes to be trained in its reading and writing. Only royal offspring and sons of the rich and professionals such as scribes, physicians, and temple administrators, were schooled. Later, when a syllabic script became more widespread, more of the Mesopotamian population became literate.
Later still in Babylonian times there were libraries in most towns and temples; an old Sumerian proverb averred that "he who would excel in the school of the scribes must rise with the dawn. Vocabularies, grammars, and interlinear translations were compiled for the use of students, as well as commentaries on the older texts and explanations of obscure words and phrases.
Massive archives of texts were recovered from the archaeological contexts of Old Babylonian scribal schools, through which literacy was disseminated.
The Epic of Gilgameshan epic poem from Ancient Mesopotamia is among the earliest known works of literary fiction. Ashurbanipal — c. His youthful scholarly pursuits included oil divination, mathematicsreading and writing as well as the usual horsemanshiphuntingchariotrysoldierliness, craftsmanshipand royal decorum.
During his reign he collected cuneiform texts from all over Mesopotamia, and especially Babylonia, in the library in Ninevehthe first systematically organized library in the ancient Middle East,  which survives in part today.
In ancient Egyptliteracy was concentrated among an educated elite of scribes. Only people from certain backgrounds were allowed to train to become scribes, in the service of temple, pharaonic, and military authorities.
The hieroglyph system was always difficult to learn, but in later centuries was purposely made even more so, as this preserved the scribes' status.
The rate of literacy in Pharaonic Egypt during most periods from the third to first millennium BC has been estimated at not more than one percent,  or between one half of one percent and one percent.
In 64 AD the high priest caused schools to be opened. For details of the subjects taught, see History of education in ancient Israel and Judah. Although girls were not provided with formal education in the yeshivahthey were required to know a large part of the subject areas to prepare them to maintain the home after marriage, and to educate the children before the age of seven.
Despite this schooling system, it would seem that many children did not learn to read and write, because it has been estimated that "at least ninety percent of the Jewish population of Roman Palestine [in the first centuries AD] could merely write their own name or not write and read at all",  or that the literacy rate was about 3 percent.
The first separate school was the Nizamiyah school. It was built in in Baghdad. The teaches of Quran the holy book of Muslims claims that Muslims should learn to read, write and explore the universe.
Thus, education and schooling sprang up in the ancient Muslim societies. It was originally a mosque that was built in There is mention in the Veda of herbal medicines for various conditions or diseases, including fever, cough, baldness, snake bite and others.
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