The Indus Valley civilization was perhaps one of the most advanced in the world for longer than 500 years, with more than a thousand settlements sprawling across 250,000 square miles of what exactly is now Pakistan and India that is northwest from BCE to 1900 BCE. It had several large, well-planned cities like Mohenjo-daro, common iconography—and a script no one has been in a position to understand.
Some recent attempts to decipher it over at Nature, Andrew Robinson looks at the reasons why the Indus Valley script has been so difficult to crack, and details. It to other scripts since we don’t know anything about the underlying language and there’s no multilingual Rosetta stone, scholars have analyzed its structure for clues and compared. Читать далее «8 Ancient Writing Systems Which Haven’t Been Deciphered Yet»