Paleography

Definition of Paleography

Pa`le`og´ra`phy
n.1.An ancient manner of writing; ancient writings, collectively; as, Punic paleography.
2.The study of ancient inscriptions and modes of writing; the art or science of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their origin, period, etc., from external characters; diplomatics.

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