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Linear B


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A second type of syllabary script written on clay tablets, but later in date than Linear A, being found in late Minoan II contexts in Crete and Mycenaean IIIA–B contexts in mainland Greece (broadly 1500–1100 bc). This script was brilliantly deciphered in 1952 by Michael Ventris, who recognized it as an early form of Greek. Most of the tablets known are accounts and inventories.

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