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This review is from: Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code and the Uncovering of a Lost Civilisation (Kindle Edition)
I visit Knossos and Mycenae regularly, leading tours. In the little museum at Mycenae (and the grander one in Heraklion) we look at the 'shopping lists' of Linear B, the itemizations of cattle, grain, olive flasks, wine . . . This book gives the best overview of the translation of the Linear B tablets I have ever seen, and is written like a thrilling detective story. No dry history tome, this! And it gives credit to the hardworking American lady who laid the groundwork, painstakingly, to their decipherment. I read it on Kindle. I'm now buying it for some of my Greek friends in paperback so they, too, can share the discoveries . . .