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    Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts (Hardback) By (author) Andrew Robinson


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    DescriptionBeginning with the stories of three great decipherments Egyptian hieroglyphs, Minoan Linear B and Mayan glyphs, "Lost Languages" moves on to dissect the most well-known and enigmatic undeciphered scripts from around the world. They include the Etruscan alphabet of Italy, the Indus Valley seal script, Rongorongo from remote Easter Island, the Zapotec script of Mexico (probably the first writing system in the Americas), and the unique Phaistos disc of Crete. "Lost Languages" reports from the front lines of scholarship where obsessions, genius, occasional delusion and sometimes bitter rivalry are de rigueur among those currently competing for the rare honour of cracking these ancient codes and giving voice to forgotten worlds.

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    Lost Languages
    The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 1,320 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500514535
    ISBN 10: 0500514534

    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC subject category V2: CFF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    DC22: 417.7
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LAN001000
    Thema V1.0: CFF
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    16 February 2009
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