A rebus puzzle, consisting of images of objects (drawings in combination with other compositions and alphabetic characters),
congruent with the words, parts of words or phrase. The word "rebus" comes from the Latin res
(thing) and denotes representation of names, words and phrases by a images, figures,
composition of letters, etc. This word came from the Latin phrase "Non verbis sed rebus",
which means "Without words, but with the help of things".
Rebus Number One
Welcome to the new Rebus project:
The History of Rebus
Using primitive images to convey information formed the basis of the earliest writing systems ancient Egyptian culture ( line 4th and 3rd millennia BC ). The earliest form of rebus occurs in picturesque letter in which abstract words that are difficult to image, subjects were presented with images whose names were pronounced the same way. Later picture puzzles used to transmit the names of cities in the Greek and Roman coins. Puzzles remained popular in the Middle Ages - they appear on buildings or objects of ownership , to refer to generic names.