Proto-Canaanite alphabet


Proto-Canaanite alphabet
An abjad of twenty-plus acrophonic glyphs, found in Levantine texts of the Late Bronze Age (from ca. the 15th century ), by convention taken to last until a cut-off date of 1050 , after which it is called Phoenician.

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