|Institutions||German Archaeological Institute
Free University Berlin
|Alma mater||Free University Berlin
|Known for||discovery of hieroglypics dating to 33rd century BCE|
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.
Studied Egyptology Assyriology and ancient Near Eastern Archeology, the Hamburg university and the Free-university Berlin.
Dreyer found writing on small ivory labels, these he concluded challenged the prevailing view that the first people to write were the Sumerians of Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) sometime before 3000 BCE.
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