The cuneiform script was an ancient writing system that was used by the ancient Sumerians, who lived in what is now modern-day Iraq. The cuneiform script was one of the earliest systems of writing in the world, and it was used by the Sumerians to record a wide range of information, including laws, religious texts, and accounts of daily life.
The cuneiform script was written using a stylus or reed pen to make marks on clay tablets. The marks were made by pressing the stylus or pen into the clay at different angles to create a series of wedge-shaped marks, which represented different sounds or ideas. The cuneiform script was an ideographic writing system, which means that it used symbols or pictures to represent ideas or concepts rather than the sounds of a particular language.
The cuneiform script was used by the Sumerians for many centuries, and it was later adopted by other cultures in the region, such as the Akkadians and the Babylonians. It continued to be used as a writing system until the 1st century AD, when it was replaced by the alphabet. Today, the cuneiform script is still studied by historians and linguists as an important part of the history of writing and language.