A quick post to let you know of an article I wrote on the syllabic writing systems of the ancient Aegean and Cyprus (though excluding Linear B). This was for the catalogue of an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum called Codebreakers and Groundbreakers, which examined Michael Ventris’ decipherment of Linear B alongside Alan Turing’s breaking of the Enigma Code.
Other chapters in the volume focused on Linear B, while I was asked to write about the related syllabic writing systems of Crete and Cyprus.
You can read the article online here:
I’ll also just take the opportunity to point you towards an article from the same publication by Dr Anna Judson, looking at the decipherment of Linear B itself, which you can find linked to HERE.
~ Pippa Steele (Principal Investigator of the CREWS project)