Imperial Aramaic Alphabet


The Imperial Aramaic alphabet developed from  Phoenician 10900–1091F in the X century BCE. It's actually the ancestor of the key writing systems belonging to Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Its descendants include the  Brahmi 11000–1104D , , and  Hebrew 05D0–05EA alphabets. This widespread influence is due to the Aramaic alphabet being the official script of the Persian Empire. It was used for international diplomatic correspondence.

As a result of the Arab conquests in the 7th century, the Arabic language supplanted the Syriac-Aramaic dialects, and soon the imperial Aramaic alphabet was gradually replaced by the Arabic script.