What is the history of punctuation signs?

Would you believe me if I told you that there was a time with advanced language but without punctuation?

And that the history of punctuation signs involved a lot of fighting, backstabbing, and theft?

And that the way we punctuate now, with rules that we consider as irreproachable as the 10 commandments, has a pedigree shorter than the list of ingredients on a Cheerio box?

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