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1,700 B.C.

1700 - 1500 B.C.
 
 
[1700-1500 bc] North Semitic alphabet; the Phoenician alphabet, evidenced by the Ahiram inscription in Byblos, Phoenicia, now Lebanon.  North Semitic alphabets have been in use for 3,500 years, and evolved into Hebrew and many other writing systems throughout the world
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