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History of the letter From antiquity to the e-mail…

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Since ancient times people have a need to convey information. At first they used their voices, but voices are not heard far away.

Then someone decided that the message will be heard farther if clapping of the trunks of trees or kettle-drum. : 

Then someone decided that the message will be heard farther if clapping of the trunks of trees or kettle-drum. There were certain signs of major events: death, birth, attack, natural disaster, which should be transferred to a long distance.

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But even so communications can not be transferred to a long distance. Encountered smoke signals.

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With the advent of writing, information began to be transmitted through writing letters. They were transferred from special officers.

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But thus was defective - the letters arrived slowly. Then the letters began to communicate with the horse messengers

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The letters also be sent by carrier pigeons. Homing pigeons hurtle hundreds of miles at an average speed of 60-80 kilometers per hour They return to their loft, and find it very easy.

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People like to share the information as soon as possible. In addition to using the horse messengers and homing pigeons, messages are carried by ships.

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Were invented and postal carriages. Postmen had special postal horns, which alerted his arrival in the cities.

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For the carriage of letters began to use different vehicles.

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Postmen carrying letters to the homes of people.

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In mailboxes postmen leave letters. To we know whether we have a letter should we check our mailbox.

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In recent years, people began to use a new way of transmitting information.With the opening of the Internet made possible the use of electronic mail - e-mail (email). Communicating so much quicker - we can describe its nearest things that happened to us or to congratulate him on holiday!

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Presentation – D. Milenkova

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