Monument to Armenian Alphabet at Oshakan

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 16 October 2017
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Mesrop Mashtots (c. 362-440 CE) is credited with the creation of the Armenian alphabet around 405 CE. Originally, the Armenian alphabet had 36 letters, but it presently has 39. It is read from left to right, and it is one of the older alphabetic systems still in use in the world.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, October 16). Monument to Armenian Alphabet at Oshakan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7442/monument-to-armenian-alphabet-at-oshakan/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Monument to Armenian Alphabet at Oshakan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 16, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7442/monument-to-armenian-alphabet-at-oshakan/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Monument to Armenian Alphabet at Oshakan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Oct 2017. Web. 22 Oct 2021.