The History of Letter Writting

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    Surface of Writting

    Most writting (scribes) before 2500 B.C.was on rock, clay or dried palm leaves.
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    In the year 2500 B.C. the Egyptians found a simpler writting surface, the papyrus plant.
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    The Start of Letters

    Soon after people started giving other people papyrus with writing on it. They started letters!
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    Writting Words

    The start of writting words began in 4th millennum B.C.
  • Sep 18, 1200

    The Piece of Paper

    The first paper was made almost 2 tousand yerars ago, by the Chinese. The Chinese kept it a secret from the rest of the world using papyrus. Until it was brought to the 8th century, by 1150 paper was a common use in Europe.
  • Sep 18, 1400


    The first scroll was made by a Roman emperor.
  • Sep 18, 1400


    In the 14th century pencils became a common writting tool.
  • Sep 18, 1400

    The start of the Postal Serice.

    The Roman emperor Trajan, commanded the positus to deliver important papers . This is where the word post it comes from.
  • The first Postal Service

    The first Postal Service
    In 1840 Great Britain made the first prepaid stam nationwide, postal service. Soon after other countries had similar systems.
  • United States Postal Service

    The United States introduced a limited postal servie in August 1842.
  • Email

    Email was invited in the late 1970's and it became part of people everyday lives in the 1990's.
  • Today

    People send emails because its faster than writing letters, but people still send letters a lot.
  • Future

    I think people will still write letters and thier still be postal services.