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Lost languages

the enigma of the world's undeciphered scripts

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352 pages

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Lost languages

First published in 2002



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Library of Congress P211 .R59 2002
Dewey 411/.09

Lost languages

the enigma of the world's undeciphered scripts

This edition published in by McGraw-Hill in New York.


Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 8
INTRODUCTION
Writing Systems, Coded Civilizations and Undeciphered Scripts 10
PART I THREE GREAT DECIPHERMENTS
I Voices of the Pharaohs
EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHS (EGYPT) 50
II The Labyrinth of Minos
LINEAR B (GREECE) 74
III Bishop de Landa's Inquisition
MAYAN GLYPHS (CENTRAL AMERICA) 104
PART II UNDECIPHERED SCRIPTS
IV Voices of the Black Pharaohs
THE MEROITIC SCRIPT (SUDAN) 140
V Greek but not Greek
THE ETRUSCAN ALPHABET (ITALY) 156
VI A Mediterranean Mystery
LINEAR A (THE AEGEAN) 182
VII Secrets of the Ancient Ledgers
THE PROTO-ELAMITE SCRIPT (IRAN) 200
VIII Birdmen of Rapanui
RONGORONGO (EASTER ISLAND) 218
IX 7he New World Begins to Write
THE ZAPOTEC AND ISTHMIAN SCRIPTS (MEXICO) 244
X At the Sign of the Unicorn
THE INDUS SCRIPT (PAKISTAN/INDIA) 264
XI Sir Arthur's 'Chaunt of Victory '
THE PHAISTOS DISC (CRETE) 296
CONCLUSION
XII 7he Urge to Decipher 316
NOTES AND REFERENCES 324
FURTHER READING 334
BIBLIOGRAPHY 335
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS 341
INDEX 344.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-340) and index.
"A Peter N. Nevraumont book."

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
411/.09
Library of Congress
P211 .R59 2002

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352 p. :
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352

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OL3953492M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780071357432
ISBN 10
0071357432
LC Control Number
2001051412
Library Thing
139285
Goodreads
423481

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