The Story of Decipherment: From Egyptian Hieroglyphics to Maya Script (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Story of Decipherment The second revised edition of an introduction to archaeological writing. Pope discusses the contributions to the science of decipherment and examines the developments made by practitioners. Also provided is a description of the process of decipherment with quotations from the original publications. Includes colour illustrations.
- Published: 28 July 1999
- Format: Paperback 232 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500281055 ISBN 10: 050028105X
- Sales rank: 402,526
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Full description for The Story of Decipherment
The desire to solve mysteries is as old as humanity and the spell of an unknown writing has always been particularly potent. This is a discussion of the contributions to the science of decipherment made by theorists such as Leibnitz and by brilliant practitioners of it from Champollion to Ventris. Maurice Pope examines the intellectual developments that lead to their outstanding achievements, and describes the process of decipherment, providing quotations from their original publications and many examples of their drawings, tables and diagrams. Among the scripts the author analyses are the Palmyra script, Sassanid Persian, Egyptian hieroglyphic, Persian cuniform, Akkadian cuneiform, the Cypriot syllabary, Hittitte hieroglyphic, the Ugaritic alphabet and Mycenaean Linear B.