Great research for young discoverers
In cooperation with the Kinderuni Wien, the OeAW invites young curious minds to find scientific answers to their questions in lectures, workshops and stations from 17 to 19 May 2022. The OeAI is organising the workshop on »Deciphering the mystery of ancient inscriptions«.
Our everyday life is difficult to imagine today without writing; and yet we rarely think about the origin of our letters. The Latin alphabet, which we use every day, goes back to the characters of the Romans and the ancient Greeks. Writing and the written word also played an important role in their lives: whether on gravestones or milestones, on altars, stamps, private letters or as scribbles on the facades of houses.
Ludwig Meier and Nathalie Kettner