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Linear B was a syllabary used for writing Mycenaean, an early form of the Greek language.

It occurred primarily on tablets dated from the 14th and 13th centuries BC. The script was derived from an earlier script (Linear A) used for writing a Minoan language and thus does not accurately represent the sounds of the language.

Michael Ventris deciphered Linear B in 1951-1953.



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Last edited December 12, 2001 2:12 am by Paul Drye (diff)