The Birth of alphabets on the shores of the Mediterranean

Throughout history, the Mediterranean regions have fostered the development of new forms of writing. The exhibition tells the story of the invention of the alphabet in the Mediterranean world where the first writing systems were conceived, up to the birth of the Phoenician, then Greek, alphabet. By means of 46 educational panels and the reproduction of 20 items bearing different inscriptions (Egyptian statuettes, the Narmer Palette which is preserved in Cairo) displayed in the library and the Gallery of Antiques, the visitor will be captivated by this exceptional story. A geographical map links the objects to the history of writing in order to understand their origin and meaning. Finally, a slideshow of approximately ten minutes completes the history of alphabets through the ages. The exhibition is intended for all audiences.