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The purpose of a seal ring in the ancient world was, in essence, that of a modern signature. The images engraved upon them were totally unique and so were associated with specific individuals. They acted almost as a fingerprint – a seal stamp lent authority for the authenticity of a document or letter. As is … Read more
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The world manuscript derives from the Latin, manu scriptus, meaning handwritten. Before the invention of printing all books were written by hand. This was a time-consuming and labour-intensive process, and could take months or years. The use of paper as a medium started to become widespread in Europe from the late Middle Ages. Before the … Read more