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Script Detectives: Decoding Ancient Writing

When Oct 26, 2017
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
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Ancient writings are effectively codes that we have been trying to 'break' for hundreds of years. Dr Pippa Steele, director of the CREWS Project (Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems), explains how we decipher ancient inscriptions and shows you how to write your own secret messages in ancient scripts.


Free. For children aged 7-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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This event is part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, the University's annual celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences.

In conjunction with the Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition.

 

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