THE INVENTOR OF LETTERS

From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Hart

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After the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel, Phoeniusa Farsaidh, king of Scythia, and the inventor of Letters, as above mentioned, employed learned men to go among the dispersed multitude to learn their several languages; who, when those men returned well-skilled in what they went for, opened a "school" in the Valley of Shinar, near the city of Æothena, where, with his younger son Niul, he remained teaching for twenty years. On account of Niul's great reputation for learning, Pharaoh invited him into Egypt; gave him the land of Campus Cyrunt, near the Red Sea, to inhabit; and his daughter Scota in marriage.

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