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Breaking the Code: a first translation of the 'lost' language of Linear A [Kindle Edition]

Sam Connolly

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Book Description

It is one of the greatest mysteries of archaeology.

Has the lost ancient language behind Linear A finally been identified? Read this book and judge for yourself.

When Michael Ventris successfully broke the code of Linear B, in the mid-20th century, revealing it to be an earlier form of ancient Greek, he soon discovered that the similar phonetic values on older Linear A texts indicated a language completely unknown to modern scholarship. Unfortunately there were too few remaining texts to allow scholars to approach the Linear A problem in the same manner as that of Linear B, and Linear A has remained an unbroken mystery until this very day.

However, using a completely different approach to the problem, involving comparisons of cultural archaeology and of ancient religions, an attempt at translation of Linear A has been made by the author, with what apears to be a remarkable outcome - the first tentative but successful translation of Linear A texts in modern times, submitted here for the benefit of both scholars and the lay person with an interest in the ancient world.

About the author:
Sam Connolly holds a BA (hons) in Hebrew, Biblical and Theological Studies from Trinity College, Dublin, and an MSc in World Heritage Management from University College Dublin (UCD).

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