The Phoenician Alphabet
Documentary heritage submitted by Lebanon and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2005.
The invention of the Phoenician Alphabet, the prototype for all alphabets in the world, is the most significant contribution that Lebanon has made to the whole of humanity. The new system, immediately adopted by all nations, gradually gained ground in all fields in the human sciences, including religious matters, in science and in culture. As one Lebanese thinker has said, today's digital inventions would not have been achieved without the alphabet.