KUWAIT, Nov 17 (KUNA) -- Excavations in Kuwait have found important writings in the Sumerian, Aramaic and Greek Languages, placing Kuwait on historic maps, an official said Saturday.
Dr. Sultan Al-Duweesh, Director of Antinquities and Museums at the National Council for Culture, Art and Letters (NCCAL), said writings on stones in the Arabian Peninsula "are major evidence about the past, and depict images of social, cultural, economic and political lives of pre-historic human communities up until the Iron Age."
He was lecturing about writings and engravings in Kuwait, held on sidelines of Kuwait Book Fair.
Writing is one of the greatest inventions which documents historic stages, he said, and excavations found "important writings in Kuwait lands."
Sumerian Language, said Al-Duweesh, documented history of mankind and helped human beings to write their knowledge, science and tradition to convey it to next generations.
Sumerian writings, he added, were also found in Dilmun Civilization's sites, Failaka (Kuwait) and Bahrain, where hundreds of stamps and stones bearing Sumerican and Akkadian writings. (end)