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Writing: Making Your Mark"Writing is so much more than words on the page - it is how we communicate across time and space" says Adrian Edwards, lead curator of Writing: Making Your Mark at the British Library. Tracing the evolution of the written word, from hieroglyphics to emojis, this landmark exhibition examines the act of writing across five millennia and five continents. Over 30 different writing systems are on display including an ancient wax tablet containing a child's homework and a Chinese typewriter from the 1970s. Rare items like Caxton's 1476-7 printing of the Canterbury Tales - the first book printed in England - show how writing is one of humankind's greatest achievements.

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96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Writing: Making Your Mark
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