Günter Dreyer (born 1943) is an
Egyptologist at the German
Archaeological Institute. In southern Egypt, Dreyer discovered records
of linen and oil deliveries which have been carbon-dated to between
3300 BCE and 3200 BCE, predating the Dynastic Period.
He studied Egyptology, Assyriology, and ancient Near Eastern
Archeology at Hamburg University and the Free University of Berlin.
In 1998 Dreyer found writing on small ivory labels, he concluded that
these challenged the prevailing view that the first people to write
were the Sumerians of
Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) sometime before
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