Author Pope's Book
The Story of Decipherment: from Egyptian Hieroglyphs to Maya
The 1999 revised edition of this book covers the history of the modern decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs, Persian and Babylonian cuneiform, Ugaritic, Cypriot, Hittite (Luvian), Linear B, Carian, and Maya glyphs. (The additions over the first edition are Carian, which is southwest Anatolian/Turkish, and Mayan of South America.) A great deal is packed into the 230 pages. The text is detailed and clear, there are many good photographs, tables, and illust...
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