• The Riddle of the Labyrinth.
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Pub Date: 2014-04-15 Pages: 384 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins In the tradition of Simon Winchester and Dava Sobel. The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code tells one of the most intriguing stories in the history of language. masterfully blending history. linguistics. and cryptology with an elegantly wrought narrative. When famed archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed the ruins of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization that flowered on Crete 1.000 years before Greece's Classical Age. he discovered a cache of ancient tablets. Europe's earliest written records. For half a century. the meaning of the inscriptions. and even the language in which they were written. would remain a mystery. Award-winning New York Times journalist Margalit Fox s riveting real-life intellectual detective story travels from the Bronze Age Aegean-the era of Odysseus. A...