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"Unveiling the Power of Script: A Journey through Time and Cultures" Step into the British Museum in London, England, where history comes alive through ancient artifacts

Background imageScript Collection: The Hippocratic oath, Hippocrates code of ethical conduct for practitioners of medicine

The Hippocratic oath, Hippocrates code of ethical conduct for practitioners of medicine
HIPPOCRATIC OATH. The Hippocratic oath, Hippocrates code of ethical conduct for practitioners of medicine, written in the form of a cross. Byzantine ms. 12th century

Background imageScript Collection: Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas
10th August 1946: Welsh poet and playwright Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953), relaxing outside. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4156 - Nest Of Singing Birds - pub

Background imageScript Collection: The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageScript Collection: Detail, Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Detail, Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageScript Collection: Islamic manuscript

Islamic manuscript

Background imageScript Collection: Torah scroll and Yad, Torah pointer, Paris, France, Europe

Torah scroll and Yad, Torah pointer, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageScript Collection: Japanese girl practising calligraphy

Japanese girl practising calligraphy Date: 1909

Background imageScript Collection: Internet computer code

Internet computer code. Lines of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the language used by programmers to develop web sites. HTML code is written in text form

Background imageScript Collection: Development of the English alphabet

Development of the English alphabet. The Old Greek alphabet derived from Phoenician and was in use by 900-800 BC. A western variant, known as the Euboean or Cumae alphabet

Background imageScript Collection: GEUR2D-00047

GEUR2D-00047
Arabic inscription carved in a palace wall of the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city, Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageScript Collection: Cartoon of Winston Churchill, British statesman

Cartoon of Winston Churchill, British statesman
A cartoon depiction of Winston Churchill, British statesman and historian

Background imageScript Collection: Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the

Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the Madrasa. Fes. Morocco

Background imageScript Collection: Plague doctor, 18th century

Plague doctor, 18th century
Plague doctor. 18th-century artwork of the costume worn by a plague doctor, or any doctor dealing with quarantined patients

Background imageScript Collection: A Map of the Island of Chios

A Map of the Island of Chios
A Turkish Map of the Greek Island of Chios, at this point under Ottoman Turkish control. The island is in the Aegean Sea only 5 miles off the coast of Asia Minor

Background imageScript Collection: Sentimental German wartime postcard

Sentimental German wartime postcard
You, Only you alone are my true love - a sentimental wartime postcard sent from a German soldier to his girl back home in Munich

Background imageScript Collection: Via Dolorosa street sign in three languages, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Via Dolorosa street sign in three languages, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageScript Collection: Stylised Sultans signature (tugra), Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Stylised Sultans signature (tugra), Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageScript Collection: Close-up of street sign in three languages, Hebrew, Arabic and English

Close-up of street sign in three languages, Hebrew, Arabic and English, in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageScript Collection: Kufic manuscript

Kufic manuscript, Mashad Shrine Library, Iran, Middle East

Background imageScript Collection: Elizabeth Is Signature

Elizabeth Is Signature
A Facsimile of Queen Elizabeth Is signature on the death warrant of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex (this original published in 1807)

Background imageScript Collection: St. Benedicts rule, Library at the Abbey of Melk, Melk, Lower Austria, Austria

St. Benedicts rule, Library at the Abbey of Melk, Melk, Lower Austria, Austria, Europe

Background imageScript Collection: Melkite icon of Abrahams trinity, Nazareth, Galilee, Israel, Middle East

Melkite icon of Abrahams trinity, Nazareth, Galilee, Israel, Middle East

Background imageScript Collection: Muslim symbols in a car, Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, Ain, France, Europe

Muslim symbols in a car, Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, Ain, France, Europe

Background imageScript Collection: Welcome signs, Annecy, Haute Savoie, France, Europe

Welcome signs, Annecy, Haute Savoie, France, Europe

Background imageScript Collection: Open Sign

Open Sign

Background imageScript Collection: Ms 1-1911, p. 1 Page from Jude the Obscure, c. 1894 (ink on paper)

Ms 1-1911, p. 1 Page from Jude the Obscure, c. 1894 (ink on paper)
FIT276969 Ms 1-1911, p.1 Page from Jude the Obscure, c.1894 (ink on paper) by Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928); 26.5x20 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK; eFitzwilliam Museum; English

Background imageScript Collection: Colonel James Skinner holding a Regimental Durbar

Colonel James Skinner holding a Regimental Durbar, 1827.Watercolour with gouache on European paper by Ghulam Ali Khan (fl 1817-1855), 1827.Inscribed in Nastaliq script lower left

Background imageScript Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Producer

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Producer. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageScript Collection: Roman mosaic of the Muses. 3rd-4th century AD. Torre de Palm

Roman mosaic of the Muses. 3rd-4th century AD. Torre de Palm
Roman mosaic of the Muses. From left to right: Calliope, Euterpe, Erato, Thalia, Melpomene, Clio, Polyhymnia, Urania, Terpsichore. 3rd-4th century AD. From Torre de Palma

Background imageScript Collection: Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cu

Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cuneiform. Clay. Describes the conquest of Babylon in 539 BC and the capture of King Nabonidus by Cyrus the Great

Background imageScript Collection: Behistun Inscription, ancient relief, Kermanshah, Iran

Behistun Inscription, ancient relief, Kermanshah, Iran
Illustration of a Behistun Inscription, ancient relief, Kermanshah, Iran

Background imageScript Collection: George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw
30th July 1949: 93-year-old Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) sitting in his neighbours garden in Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire

Background imageScript Collection: Sultan Murad IV Ghazi - ruler of the Ottoman Turks

Sultan Murad IV Ghazi - ruler of the Ottoman Turks
Murad IV Ghazi (1612 February 9, 1640) - Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1623 to 1640 - known both for restoring the authority of the state and for the brutality of his method in doing so

Background imageScript Collection: Sultan Osman II - ruler of the Ottoman Turks

Sultan Osman II - ruler of the Ottoman Turks
Sultan Osman II or Othman II (commonly known as Genc Osman, meaning Osman the Young) (1604-1622) - Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1618 until his death on 20 May 1622. Date: circa 1620

Background imageScript Collection: A portrait of Richard Attenborough

A portrait of Richard Attenborough
taken at the time of the release of one of the actor first main roles, Brighton Rock (1947)

Background imageScript Collection: Title Page of the Geneva Bible, 1614, (1943). Creator: Unknown

Title Page of the Geneva Bible, 1614, (1943). Creator: Unknown
Title Page of the Geneva Bible, 1614, (1943). The " Geneva" version of the Bible is significant because it was the first mechanically printed

Background imageScript Collection: Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo

Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo
Mesopotamia. Neo-Sumerian. Ruler Gudea of state of Lagash. Diorita statue. From Girsu (modern Telloh). Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneiform inscription. Detail. Museum of Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageScript Collection: Choirbook number 3. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Coronati

Choirbook number 3. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Coronati
Choirbook number 3. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Antiphonary By Master of Burgo de Osma. Parchment. Coronation of the Virgin surrounded by Saints and Bishops. Miniature. Letter U. Spain

Background imageScript Collection: Medical zodiac, 15th century diagram

Medical zodiac, 15th century diagram
Medical zodiac. 15th century diagram with Latin text illustrating how the human body relates to the zodiac signs. Such information was used in medical practices, such as bloodletting

Background imageScript Collection: Sabean inscriptions with Ge ez on top slab, church of Abuna Aftse, Yeha

Sabean inscriptions with Ge ez on top slab, church of Abuna Aftse, Yeha, near Aksum, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageScript Collection: Battle on the Ice, 5th April 1242, c. 1568-76 (vellum)

Battle on the Ice, 5th April 1242, c. 1568-76 (vellum)
2560000 Battle on the Ice, 5th April 1242, c.1568-76 (vellum) by Russian School (16th century); (add.info.: The Battle on the Ice was fought between the Republic of Novgorod led by prince Alexander)

Background imageScript Collection: Miami, Florida, USA. I love you written in the sand

Miami, Florida, USA. I love you written in the sand

Background imageScript Collection: Sultan Ibrahim - ruler of the Ottoman Turks

Sultan Ibrahim - ruler of the Ottoman Turks
Ibrahim (16151648) ( Ibrahim the Mad ) - Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1640 until 1648. Date: circa 1645

Background imageScript Collection: Moods of Mount Fuji - 3

Moods of Mount Fuji - 3
A view across stormy seas to Mount Fuji. A stylised painting by Malcolm Greensmith in the style of the great Japanese printmakers of the late 18th and 19th centuries such as Hiroshige and Hokusai

Background imageScript Collection: William Tyndale 1492-1536, c16th century, (1947)

William Tyndale 1492-1536, c16th century, (1947). Part of the collection of the Hertford College, Oxford. From The English Bible, by Sir Herbert Grierson [Collins, London, 1947]

Background imageScript Collection: Choirbook number 7. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. The Visi

Choirbook number 7. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. The Visi
Choirbook number 7. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Antiphonary By Master of Burgo de Osma. Parchment. The Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. Drop cap D. Miniature. Spain



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"Unveiling the Power of Script: A Journey through Time and Cultures" Step into the British Museum in London, England, where history comes alive through ancient artifacts. Among them stands the iconic Rosetta Stone, a symbol of deciphering mysteries from the past. The Rosetta Stone, housed within this magnificent institution in Europe's United Kingdom, holds clues to unlocking forgotten languages. Its inscriptions paved the way for understanding Egyptian hieroglyphs and demotic script. Delving further into written legacies, we encounter another remarkable manuscript – Hippocrates' code of ethical conduct known as The Hippocratic Oath. This Byzantine masterpiece from the 12th century is intricately crafted in cross-shaped form. In Paris, France, Europe's artistic hub, a Torah scroll catches our eye. Adorned with Silver Crown finials made of paper, wood & silver by William Cutbush and Sons; it represents Jewish traditions passed down through generations. Script not only preserves cultural heritage but also captures literary brilliance. Renowned poet Dylan Thomas harnessed its power to create timeless verses that resonate with readers even today. Beyond language and literature lies an intriguing aspect – the development of alphabets. Witness how different civilizations shaped their unique scripts over time; each stroke telling a story of human ingenuity. From East to West, calligraphy emerges as an art form celebrated worldwide. In Japan, a young girl practices her brush strokes diligently - honing her skills while embracing tradition and beauty intertwined on paper. But script extends beyond pen and ink; it permeates every facet of life. From Kelways Manual guiding gardeners on plants and seeds to Carters Winter and Spring Flowers catalog enticing green thumbs everywhere - words shape our botanical world too. In this digital age dominated by screens and keyboards, let us not forget that even computer code relies on script's foundation—strings of characters weaving together intricate algorithms powering our interconnected world.