Special Feature: Beyond the Wall - A Visual Writing Exhibit

The same attraction as the Dead Sea Scrolls characterizes the viewing of inexplicable glyphs and Egyptian hieroglyphics—except that in viewing these mysterious representations of signs and objects, the visitor searches for intimations relating to civilization’s origins rather than its destiny. One speculates as to the juncture at which writing, with its increasingly abstract cursive marks and picturesque alphabets, broke away from symbolic and surreal pictures and began to develop all sorts of associations, connotations, purposes, qualities, capabilities attached to the cursive visage of modern communication and linguistics.