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Discover and Decipher Ancient Writing

Deciphering Linear B

Saturday 20 October, 1.30pm
Djanogly Gallery

Theatre & Dance
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Session is to be held in the Angear Visitor Centre, Djanogly Art Gallery. With Will Leveritt. Department of Classics, University of Nottingham. This session will explore the script known as Linear B. This early form of Greek, inscribed onto clay tablets, was discovered by archaeologists in and around the Mycenaean Palaces of Greece and dates to three thousand years ago. After discovering how it was used, and how we cracked its secrets, you will have an opportunity to read some samples and make your own tablets. One of three sessions on ancient writing. Come and learn how to decipher and write these ancient scripts. Sessions can be attended individually or as a group. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for children aged 7+ and their families.