The Linear B Tablets revealed  When Arthur Evans started digging at Knossos on Crete in 1900, a major aim was to find inscriptions and prove that the ancient Cretans had been literate. He was rewarded almost immediately by the discovery of slabs of baked clay, some rectangular, some leaf-shaped, bearing two types of inscription of hitherto unknown form. The earlier, Linear A, represented the language of the Minoans, who had built the great palace at Knossos.

The Linear B Tablets revealed When Arthur Evans started digging at Knossos on Crete in 1900, a major aim was to find inscriptions and prove that the ancient Cretans had been literate. He was rewarded almost immediately by the discovery of slabs of baked clay, some rectangular, some leaf-shaped, bearing two types of inscription of hitherto unknown form. The earlier, Linear A, represented the language of the Minoans, who had built the great palace at Knossos.

Researchers studying Sumerian clay balls  have discovered clues to a lost code that was used for record-keeping years before Sumerians invented writing. The clay balls may represent the world's "very first data storage system. The balls, often called "envelopes" by researchers, were sealed and contain tokens in a variety of geometric shapes.

Clues to Lost Prehistoric Code Discovered in Mesopotamia

Researchers studying Sumerian clay balls have discovered clues to a lost code that was used for record-keeping years before Sumerians invented writing. The clay balls may represent the world's "very first data storage system. The balls, often called "envelopes" by researchers, were sealed and contain tokens in a variety of geometric shapes.

Alice Liddell / Lewis Carroll

Alice Liddell / Lewis Carroll

Scientists Finally Crack The Code Of The Ancient 'Phaistos Disk' + TED talk on the disk with reading

Scientists Finally Crack The Code Of The Ancient 'Phaistos Disk'

Scientists Finally Crack The Code Of The Ancient 'Phaistos Disk' + TED talk on the disk with reading

Petroglyph

Petroglyph

Linear B Prayer tablet from Pylos

Linear B Prayer tablet from Pylos

Clay seal with characters "Huang Di Xin Xi" (first emperor of China), 2-3rd century BCE, China

Clay seal with characters "Huang Di Xin Xi" (first emperor of China), 2-3rd century BCE, China

Title (series): Library of Ashurbanipal Description: Clay tablet, 23 lines of inscription, perhaps the inner part of a case-tablet, lines 4-6 of obverse begin in the middle of the tablet, the space on the left half being filled up by a seal-impression, a private contract, dated, Neo-Assyrian. Culture/period: Neo-Assyrian  From: Kouyunjik (Asia, Iraq, North Iraq, Kouyunjik (Nineveh)) Materials: clay Technique: stamped, impressed British Museum number: K.1361

Title (series): Library of Ashurbanipal Description: Clay tablet, 23 lines of inscription, perhaps the inner part of a case-tablet, lines 4-6 of obverse begin in the middle of the tablet, the space on the left half being filled up by a seal-impression, a private contract, dated, Neo-Assyrian. Culture/period: Neo-Assyrian From: Kouyunjik (Asia, Iraq, North Iraq, Kouyunjik (Nineveh)) Materials: clay Technique: stamped, impressed British Museum number: K.1361

Inuit language- I once knew it, should brush up on the symbols /pin/141019032052203482/

Inuit language- I once knew it, should brush up on the symbols /pin/141019032052203482/

Linear B decipherment: credit where credit is due | dr dud's dicta

Linear B decipherment: credit where credit is due | dr dud's dicta

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