Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code by Margalit Fox

"The decipherment of Linear B came to be considered one of the most formidable puzzles of all time and for five decades, some of the world's most distinguished scholars attempted without success to crack the code."
This is the story of Victorian archaeologist Arthur Evans who found the clay tablets from the Bronze Age in 1900; Alice Kober who built the foundation by becoming the leading expert on Linear B in the 1930s and 1940s; and on Michael Ventris, who finally cracked the code in 1952.
Find this fascinating true story in the new book section under 487.1 FOX

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