Decipherment of the oldest Greek language inscriptions
From Ekathimerini daily in Greece:
How eccentric smoked out secret of ancient Crete puzzler
“The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code,” by Margalit Fox.
By Jeffrey Burke
There’s a lot of strange language around, but IMHO it’s hard to top Linear B, the unknown writing of an unknown language that took more than five pre-computer decades to unravel after it was found etched into clay tablets on Crete.
In “The Riddle of the Labyrinth,” Margalit Fox presents compact biographies of the three main people who worked on what she calls “one of the most formidable…
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