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The character “&” evolved from “et” (Latin for “and”) written in Old Roman cursive in the first century AD.  In the US, it was once taught to children as the 27th letter of the alphabet.
Depicted: Evolution of the ampersand from Old Roman cursive to Carolingian Miniscule.  We no longer use Carolingian Miniscule but our modern ampersand is still written in a similar script.

The character “&” evolved from “et” (Latin for “and”) written in Old Roman cursive in the first century AD.  In the US, it was once taught to children as the 27th letter of the alphabet.

Depicted: Evolution of the ampersand from Old Roman cursive to Carolingian Miniscule.  We no longer use Carolingian Miniscule but our modern ampersand is still written in a similar script.

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