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The riddle of the labyrinth : the quest to crack an ancient code

Author: Margalit Fox
Publisher: New York : Ecco, An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alice Kober; Arthur Evans, Sir; Michael Ventris
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margalit Fox
ISBN: 9780062228833 0062228838
OCLC Number: 841944772
Notes: Colored illustrations on lining papers.
Description: xx, 363 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Margalit Fox.

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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.

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