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Michael Ventris

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Gen. Eisenhower Resigns - 1952 | Today In History | 28 Apr 18

 

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(AUDIO) Michael Ventris talking about the decipherment of Linear B (1st July 1952, BBC Radio)

 

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How Michael Ventris Cracked Linear B

 

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Decipherment of Linear B: Michael Ventris, Alice Kober, Ancient Greek Script, Mycenae and Crete

 

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Michael Ventris: A Tiny Seed (2022)

Michael George Francis Ventris, OBE was an English architect, classicist and philologist who deciphered Linear B, the ancient Mycenaean Greek script. A student of languages, Ventris had pursued the decipherment as a personal vocation since his adolescence. After creating a new field of study, Ventris died in an automobile accident a few weeks before the publication, with John Chadwick, of Documents in Mycenaean Greek.
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  • Young adult 

  • Architect and palaeographer 

  • Death and legacy 

  • Decipherment 

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