Linear B and Related Scripts
00 In 1952, Minoan Linear B was deciphered and shown to conceal an early form of the Greek language. This book tells the story of how Linear B was discovered, deciphered, and interpreted. In 1952, Minoan Linear B was deciphered and shown to conceal an early form of the Greek language. This book tells the story of how Linear B was discovered, deciphered, and interpreted.
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How the Linear B Script was used
The Tablets as Historical Documents
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Aegean Alice Kober Amnisos appears archaeological archive Bronze Age century bc clay tablets clue collection of Linear consonants context Cretan Crete Cypriot inscriptions Cypro-Minoan Cyprus deciphered decipherment deduce dialect discovery document earlier early Enkomi entries Evans evidence example excavation followed formula fragments give Greece Greek alphabet Greek language Greek words groups hieroglyphic Homer ideograms ideographic interpretation Iraklion island king Knossos tablet large number Linear B script Linear B tablets mainland meaning metric signs Michael Ventris Minoan Minoan civilisation Museum Mycenae Mycenaean Greece Mycenaean period Mycenaean word number of signs objects obvious origin Palace Phaistos Disk phonetic pictogram picture place names possible probably problem produced Pylos tablet recognisable reconstruct related scripts scholars scribe seal-stones showing sign-groups signary similar simple syllabic small numbers sounds spelling suggest syllabary syllabic script syllabic signs Troullos Ugarit values vessels vowel wine wool written