The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox Book Summary
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, Agamemnon, and Helen—to the turn of the 20th century and the work of charismatic English archeologist Arthur Evans, to the colorful personal stories of the decipherers. These include Michael Ventris, the brilliant amateur who deciphered the script but met with a sudden, mysterious death that may have been a direct consequence of the deipherment; and Alice Kober, the unsung heroine of the story whose painstaking work allowed Ventris to crack the code.
The Riddle of the Labyrinth (Margalit Fox) Book Reviews
The Riddle of the LabyrinthWonderful book! great reading and materly done, combining science, scientific method and adventure in an incredible and powerful narrative..SansdoleurScore: 5/5
An archeological page turnerA well-written fascinating look at a little known Brooklynite who helped unravel an ancient script called Linear B, a precursor to the Greek alphabet..ThoughtfullistenerScore: 5/5
The Riddle of the LabyrinthGripping and highly informative; Fox has an elegant prose style and the story is compelling..HillincotterScore: 5/5
Masterful!What a wonderful and fascinating book of such an intriguing story. Exceptionally well written; clear and concise; with no wasted words, each page has a story to tell. The author’s telling is masterful..EdcftyhnScore: 5/5
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