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Author Fox, Margalit, author.

Title The riddle of the labyrinth : the quest to crack an ancient code / Margalit Fox.

Publication Info. New York : Ecco, 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  487.1 FOX    AVAILABLE
Edition First Ecco paperback edition.
Description xx, 363 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-296) and index.
Contents Prologue : buried treasure -- The digger. The record-keepers -- The vanished key -- Love among the ruins -- The detective. American champollion -- A delightful problem -- Splitting the baby -- The matrix -- "Hurry up and decipher the thing!" -- The architect. The hollow boy -- A leap of faith -- "I know it, I know it" -- Solution, dissolution -- Epilogue : Mr. X and Mr. Y -- Appendix : the signs of Linear B.
Summary An intellectual detective story follows the quest to unlock one of the great secrets of human history--the decipherment of Linear B, an unknown script from the Aegean Bronze Age.
Subject Kober, Alice, 1906-1950.
Evans, Arthur, Sir, 1851-1941.
Ventris, Michael.
Inscriptions, Linear B.
Inscriptions, Linear B -- Greece -- Knossos (Extinct city)
Civilization, Mycenaean.
Women linguists -- Biography.
Archaeologists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Archaeologists -- Greece -- Biography.
ISBN 9780062228864 (paperback)
0062228862 (paperback)

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