Event: CRACKING ANCIENT CODES
Organizer: ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM
Speakers: Andrew Robinson, Thomas Young, Michael Ventris
Tickets: £4 (concessions may apply)
Date: Jul 12th 2:00pm UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Jul 12th 6:00am | ET: Jul 12th 9:00am.
Europe - UK: Jul 12th 2:00pm | CET: Jul 12th 3:00pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Jul 12th 9:00pm | AET: Jul 12th 11:00pm.
"When Ashmolean Museum archaeologist Arthur Evans discovered Crete’s Minoan civilisation in 1900, he termed one of its mysterious scripts 'Linear B'. But no one could decipher it.
Finally, in 1952, the enigmatic architect Michael Ventris – born on 12 July 1922 – succeeded, allowing us to read the earliest writing in Greek, half a millennium older than Homer.
This lecture celebrates his centenary..."
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