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⫸ digital The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code ✭ ePUB By Margalit Fox ⇸ ⫸ digital The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code ✭ ePUB By Margalit Fox ⇸ Starred Review Discovered on ancient clay tablets in Crete in 1900 and deciphered half a century later, Linear B is the oldest known dialect of the Greek language, dating from about 1450 BCE The story of its discovery by British archaeologist Arthur Evans and decipherment by British architect Michael Ventris is often told, but what is less frequently documented is the story of the American woman, Alice Kober, who laid much of the groundwork for the decipherment and who might have cracked the code herself, if she had not died in her early forties Focusing on Kobers efforts to tease meaning out of the strange, hitherto unknown symbols, Fox tells the story behind the story Yes, Ventris made some brilliant deductive leaps, but without Kobers years of painstaking work, those leaps could not have happened You might think a book about trying to decipher a 3,000 year old language wouldnt be particularly exciting, but in this case youd be wrong Fox is a talented storyteller, and she creates an atmosphere of almost nail biting suspense We know the code was eventually cracked, but while were reading the book, were on the edge of our seats This one deserves shelf space alongside such classics in the literature of decryption as Simon Singhs The Code Book 1999 David PittFox is a talented storyteller, and she creates an atmosphere of almost nail biting suspense This one deserves shelf space along such classics of the genre as Simon Singhs The Code Book Booklist starred review A fascinating yarn centered around an unlikely heroine Foxs deft explanations of the script solving process allow readers to share in the mental detective work of cracking the lost language Publishers Weekly Fox recreates the emergence of one of historys most vexing puzzlesand then puts readers alongside the remarkable figures who, brilliantly, obsessively, and even tragically, devoted their lives to solving it Forget the Da Vinci Code This is the real thing Toby Lester, author of Da Vinci s Ghost Margalit Fox describes the decipherment of Linear B in such lucid detail that any reader can follow the steps and participate in the thrill of discovery Stephen Mitchell, translator of Gilgamesh and the Iliad Foxs achievement here is to make this fascinating tale accessible to a broader audience Washington Post a nail biting intellectual and cultural adventure The Times UK Deft, sharply written Foxs account runs with the pace and tension of a detective story and has much to say about language and writing systems along the way The Guardian UK Fox has cracked it, fashioning an intellectual puzzle into an engrossing detective story of driven personalities, hidden clues, perseverance and intuition In the process, she has uncovered a remarkable woman who had been buried by history Sunday Times UK As 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    • The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code
    • 4.4
    • 696
    • Hardcover
    • 385 pages
    • Margalit Fox
    • English
    • 02 November 2017

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