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Lost Languages

Yayınevi: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500514535

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ISBN: 9780500514535
Yazar: Andrew Robinson
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Beginning with the stories of three great decipherments – Egyptian hieroglyphs, Minoan Linear B and Mayan glyphs –Lost Languagesmoves 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 (apparently the world’s earliest ‘printed’ document, dating fromc.1700 BC).

Lost Languagesreports from the front lines of scholarship where obsession, 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.

English

2009

352 Pages

23 x 18,50 cm