You'll want to start deciphering immediately after you're finished reading Andrew Robinson's Lost Languages. With a catching enthusiasm, his book first begins with an overview of decipherment techniques that did (and did not!) work for the three "Great Decipherments" of the Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Linear B of Greece, and the Mayan Glyphs. He then moves on to the undeciphered scripts of the world, from Linear A to Easter Island to the mysterious Phaistos Disc of Crete, following the efforts made by scholars and lay-persons alike. Three-color illustrations highlight elements of text, patterns, dates, and other important markers in a perfectly clear way, helping readers to really see what the decipherers saw. Learn about how languages function through the lens of the mysterious ones we haven't yet figured out! 352 pages, indexed, softcover. Upper-level high school & adult.
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