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Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts.

Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts

Andrew Robinson

Thames & Hudson

500--5th Avenue, New York NY 10110

9780500288160, $29.95 www.thamesandhudsonusa.com

Any collection strong in language development and linguistic history needs LOST LANGUAGES. It begins with the stories of three great decipherments--Egyptian hieroglyphs, Minoan Linear B and Mayan glyphs--and considers the remaining enigmatic scripts of the world. The latest scholarship in decipherment as well as the competition for success receives a vivid blend of scholarly analysis and history.

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