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Indus Script Cipher: Hieroglyphs Of Indian Linguistic Area

Price : $159.50
ISBN # : 9788177022407
Author : Kalyanaraman, S.
pages: 468
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Pratibha Prakashan
Published : 2010

This is a path-breaking work as significant as the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs by Champlain. For nearly 150 years, the Indus script has remained a challenging enigma to scholars of languages, writing systems and civilization studies. The script was invented and used over an extensive area of what is called the Indus or Sindhu-Sarasvati civilization. Over 2000 or 80% of archaeological sites are found on the Sarasvati River basin, a river adored in a very old human document called the Rigveda and which dried up due to tectonic and resulting river migration causes. In 1822, history was made when Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered by Jean-Francois Champollion from parts of the Rosetta Stone. Champollion showed that the Egyptian writing system, c.3000 BCE was a combination of phonetic and ideographic glyphs. The Rosetta Stone is dated 196 BCE and had a decree in three versions: one in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, one in the Egyptian demotic script, and one in ancient Greek. Since alphabets of ancient Greek were known, Champollion used the trilingual inscription to validate his historic decipherment.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 07 February, 2011.
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