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Calligraphy is writing as a visual art, the name meaning beautiful writing ((from the Greek κάλλος kallos "beauty" and γραφή graphẽ "writing")). Calligraphy developed along with the earliest Mesopotamian cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs, and continued with the development of the alphabet writing systems of the West (about 2000 BCE), and Chinese script based on pictographs. Calligraphy continues as a popular art form to the present day.[1]


  1. The Mystic Art oh Written Forms, Friedrich Neugebauer, p.9-11