With Andrew Robinson, author of biographies of Jean-François Champollion, Thomas Young and Michael Ventris, and also 'Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World’s Undeciphered Scripts'.
Undeciphered ancient scripts tantalise...
They include the Etruscan alphabet, Indus seal script, Rongorongo from remote Easter Island, Zapotec script from Mexico – probably the first writing system in the America – and Crete’s unique Phaistos disc; apparently the world’s first ‘printed’ document.
How have scholars tackled them?
The event will take place onsite at the Ashmolean Museum, and online on Zoom and a link to join the event will be shared in advance by email.
This event has now taken place.