Ancient Syriac was used in the Near East from around 400 BCE.
It is still used today, mostly as a liturgical language.
Language information at Wikipedia
Writing system information at Omniglot
Alternate names for Ancient Syriac include Suryaya, Suryoyo, and Lishana Atiga
|The four essential
travel phrases in English:
1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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