Lost Languages

Lost Languages : The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts

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Undeciphered scripts have long tantalized the public, whether it s the possibility of hearing the voices of ancient peoples or the puzzle solver s taste for the challenges posed by breaking codes. Here, Andrew Robinson investigates the most famous examples, beginning with the stories of three great decipherments: Egyptian hieroglyphs, Maya glyphs, and the Minoan Linear B clay tablets. He then covers the important scripts that have yet to be cracked, such as the Etruscan alphabet and Rongorongo from Easter Island."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 1,020.58g
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps
  • 050028816X
  • 9780500288160
  • 619,752

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A potent mix of academic esoterica, codecracking and controversy the same giddy cocktail that made The Da Vinci Code such a success, but with much greater scholarship."show more