The Hittites were a people of European descent who built an empire in central Turkey during the same time period as when the Egyptians, Assyrians and Babylonians prospered. The empire and the people mysteriously disappeared until it was rediscovered by archaeologists.
Clay tablets containing cuneiform script were found all over ancient Mesopotamia. This early writing was first used for business transactions, but later used in many forms much as we use writing today. Archaeologists have found over 700 symbols in the clay tables which contain personal letters, stories, and business transactions.
The kids had symbols assigned to each letter of the English language. They used the symbols to make secret messages. The tablet above says I am not a farmer.
Cylinder seals are similar to modern day signatures or stamps. They are carved cylinders that were rolled into the clay tablets to display ownership. Each seal was unique.