The riddle of the labyrinth: the quest to crack an ancient code

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An intellectual detective story follows the quest to unlock one of the great secrets of human history--the decipherment of Linear B, an unknown script from the Aegean Bronze Age.
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xx, 363 p. :ill., maps ;24 cm.
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subject_facet Crete (Greece) -- Antiquities, Evans, Arthur, -- Sir, -- 1851-1941, HISTORY / Ancient / Greece, HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries, Inscriptions, Linear B -- Greece -- Knossos (Extinct city), Kober, Alice, Kober, Alice, -- 1906-1950, LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General, Ventris, Michael
title_display The riddle of the labyrinth : the quest to crack an ancient code
title_full The riddle of the labyrinth : the quest to crack an ancient code / Margalit Fox, The riddle of the labyrinth : the quest to crack an ancient code [electronic resource] / Margalit Fox
title_short The riddle of the labyrinth :
title_sub the quest to crack an ancient code
topic_facet Antiquities, Evans, Arthur, Inscriptions, Linear B, Kober, Alice, Ventris, Michael