The Riddle of the Labyrinth

The Riddle of the Labyrinth

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In 1900, while excavating on Crete, the charismatic Victorian archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed inscribed clay tablets amid the ruins of a lavish Bronze Age palace. Written by palace scribes circa 1450 b.c., the script they displayed—featuring outline drawings of swords, chariots, and horses' heads, as well as other tiny pictograms—resembled no alphabet ever seen. Evans named the script Linear B, and from the start it posed a deep mystery. No one knew what… (more)

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“The Riddle of the Labyrinth” leaves one pondering what traces will stand as remains of the present, when there is no longer physical correspondence and much of a scholar’s work exists nowhere but in digital form — that is to say, nowhere.

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Publisher: HarperCollins (May 14, 2013)

Collection: Ecco

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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