The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael by Andrew Robinson

By Andrew Robinson

Publish 12 months note: First released June eighth 2002

First came upon in 1900, on clay pills one of the ruins of the Palace of Minos at Knossos, Crete, Linear B script remained a secret for over fifty years until eventually 1952, whilst Michael Ventris came upon that its indicators didn't signify an unknown language as formerly believed, yet an archaic dialect of Greek, greater than 500 years older than the Greek of Homer.

This booklet tells the existence tale of Michael Ventris, an exciting and contradictory guy, a talented linguist yet a divided soul, including that of his impressive decipherment of Linear B. Dubbed the Everest of archaeology, the decipherment was once all of the extra extraordinary simply because Ventris was once no longer a proficient classical student yet an architect who had first heard of Linear B as a schoolboy. An preliminary fascination turned a lifelong obsession.

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