Michael Ventris

Michael Ventris

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Michael George Francis Ventris, OBE was an English architect and classical scholar who, along with John Chadwick, was responsible for the decipherment of Linear B. Ventris was educated in Switzerland and at Stowe School. He could speak six European languages and read Latin and classical Greek. He enrolled at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1940 and graduated in 1948, after interrupting his training to serve as a navigator in the Royal Air Force. Ventris was awarded an OBE in 1955 for "services to Mycenaean paleography." A few years after deciphering Linear B in 1951-1953, Ventris, who himself lived in Hampstead, died in a car crash, aged 34
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134935360
  • 9786134935364