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Script death in the ancient world

Lunchtime talk
When Oct 24, 2019
from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM
Where G19, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA
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Contact Phone 01223 330402
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Writing systems, like languages, can be lost from the historical record. But why do they 'die' and what happens to them? Dr Pippa Steele and Dr Philip Boyes from the CREWS project discuss two dead scripts of the Late Bronze Age - Linear B, the earliest writing system used for Greek, and the short-lived Ugaritic cuneiform alphabet of Syria.

The talk will run from 13.15-13.45, with 15 minutes for questions.

The Museum of Classical Archaeology will also be open, for event attendees who may wish the visit. Access information: G19 is on the ground floor and has step-free access, with space for wheel-chairs. Seating is wooden lecture-room fold down chairs and space can be restricted. The room can get very warm and stuffy during sunny weather. For further access information, please do not hestitate to get in touch or visit our website: https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/visit-us/access

This is a Festival of Ideas event.

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