The riddle of the labyrinth : the quest to crack an ancient code (Audiobook on CD, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The riddle of the labyrinth : the quest to crack an ancient code

Author: Margalit Fox; Pam Ward; Tantor Media.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2013.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Tells one of the most intriguing stories in the history of language, masterfully blending history, linguistics, and cryptology with an elegantly wrought narrative. When famed archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed the ruins of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization that flowered on Crete 1,000 years before Greece's Classical Age, he discovered a cache of ancient tablets, Europe's earliest written records. For half a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Alice Kober; Arthur Evans, Sir; Michael Ventris; Arthur Evans, Sir; Alice Kober; Michael Ventris
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margalit Fox; Pam Ward; Tantor Media.
ISBN: 9781452616216 1452616213
OCLC Number: 1012072756
Notes: Compact disc.
"This CD contains a PDF document with figures and the audio for this disc"--Disc 1.
"Bonus material: This audiobook includes over 20 figures in printable PDF format. Insert Disc 1 for automatic start-up"--Container.
Performer(s): Narrator: Pam Ward.
Target Audience: General adult.
Description: 7 audio discs (approximately 7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Margalit Fox.

Abstract:

"Tells one of the most intriguing stories in the history of language, masterfully blending history, linguistics, and cryptology with an elegantly wrought narrative. When famed archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed the ruins of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization that flowered on Crete 1,000 years before Greece's Classical Age, he discovered a cache of ancient tablets, Europe's earliest written records. For half a century, the meaning of the inscriptions, and even the language in which they were written, would remain a mystery. Award-winning New York Times journalist Margalit Fox's riveting real-life intellectual detective story travels from the Bronze Age Aegean-- the era of Odysseus, Agamemnon, and Helen-- to the turn of the 20th century and the work of charismatic English archeologist Arthur Evans, to the colorful personal stories of the decipherers. These include Michael Ventris, the brilliant amateur who deciphered the script but met with a sudden, mysterious death that may have been a direct consequence of the decipherment; and Alice Kober, the unsung heroine of the story whose painstaking work allowed Ventris to crack the code"--Publisher's web page.

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