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Historopedia: The Story of Ireland From Then Until Now
Historopedia: The Story of Ireland From Then Until Now

Historopedia: The Story of Ireland From Then Until Now

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Author: Fatti Burke

Brand: imusti



ISBN: 9780717171132

Package Dimensions: 14.5 x 10.8 x 0.7 inches

Number Of Pages: 96

Publisher: Gill Books / Gill & Macmillan Ltd.

Release Date: 2017-02-15

Details: Get ready to go on an exciting adventure through time. Buckle up your seatbelt and discover Ireland, era by era, as you've never seen it before! Time travelers of any age will be totally absorbed by Fatti Burke's detailed illustrations and her father John's fabulous facts, which can be discovered on every page.

EAN: 9780717171132


Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries. Though its actual origins remain a mystery today, it is believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain.

Ogham Alphabet

Represented as a series of perpendicular and intersecting lines, this ancient script is thought to be influenced by the Latin alphabet using 20 characters. It is most commonly written vertically and is read from bottom to top. When presented horizontally, it is read from left to right.

Ogham was carved into stones and trees to mark land boundaries or to commemorate a member of the community. Today there are roughly 400 surviving stones featuring proper names, ancestral and tribal affiliations, and Latin words.
Ogham Stone Kilmalkedar Dingle County Kerry