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Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts

@inproceedings{Robinson2002LostLT,
  title={Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts},
  author={A. Robinson},
  year={2002}
}
  • A. Robinson
  • Published 2002
  • Art
  • Though much has been learned about the languages of lost cultures such as Ancient Egypt and the Mayans, there remain many scripts that have resisted modern efforts to decipher them. Lost Languages focuses on eight of the most famous examples, whose persistent inscrutability continues to torment would-be decipherers and keeps us from understanding the long-buried cultures they represent. With extraordinary depth and erudition, Robinson examines each of these mysterious scripts in up-to-the… CONTINUE READING
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