10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
An excellent study,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Story of Decipherment: From Egyptian Hieroglyphs to Maya Script: From Egyptian Hieroglyphics to Maya Script (Paperback)
Maurice Pope's book is an excellent study, with carefully arranged details and modest conclusions. Though, if that is your first time ever in history of the decipherment, it would be more appropriate if you choose something more ''basic'', like ''The Code Book'' by Simon Singh. After someone makes this ''first step'', the book ''Story of Decipherment'' is ideal to continue with the fascinating details of deciphering some of the outmost interesting ''puzzles'' of human culture, the ancient scripts. My preferences on the subject also include ''The Code Breakers'' by David Kahn and ''The Decipherment of Linear B'' by John Chadwick.
The Story of Decipherment: From Egyptian Hieroglyphs to Maya Script: From Egyptian Hieroglyphics to Maya Script(4 customer reviews)