The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris

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Linear B is Europe's oldest readable writing, dating from the middle of the second millennium BC. This book, newly available in paperback, tells the life story of Michael Ventris, interlaced with that of his decipherment of Linear B. First discovered in 1900, on clay tablets among the ruins of the Palace of Minos at Knossos, Crete, it remained a mystery for over fifty years until 1952, when Michael Ventris discovered that its signs did not represent an unknown language as previously believed, but an archaic dialect of ...

The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris 2012, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500289983

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The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris 2002, Thames & Hudson, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780500510773

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