Forgotten scripts; how they were deciphered and their impact on contemporary culture [by] Cyrus H. Gordon.


New York, Basic Books [1968] .

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Subjects Alphabet.
Extinct languages.
Écriture -- Histoire.
Inscriptions -- History.
Inscriptions.
Writing -- History.
Writing.
Description xiii, 175 pages illustrations, color map (on lining-papers) 22 cm
Copyright Date [1968]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Contents Codes and ciphers -- The decipherment of Egyptian -- Grotefend's decipherment of Old Persian -- Reclaiming the Sumero-Akkadian legacy -- Cuneiform and hieroglyphic Hittite -- Ugaritic : decipherment and impact -- The Aegean syllabary -- Summation and prospect.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)308096
(OCoLC)ocm00308096
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WorldCat Identities Gordon, Cyrus H. 1908-2001.
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