After effectively interpreting the Rongorongo script of Easter Island, Steven Roger Fischer received a special position within the pantheon of glyphbreakers: he's the single individual to have deciphered now not one yet historical scripts. either one of those scripts yield clues of serious ancient significance. Fischers past decipherment, of a Cretan artefact known as the Phaistos Disk, supplied the main to the traditional Minoan language and confirmed it to be heavily on the topic of Mycenaean Greek. Fischer's decipherment of Rongorongo indicates that it used to be no longer simply a mnemonic machine for recalling memorised texts, yet was once really learn and used for artistic composition. this is often the fascinating tale of those decipherments, via the guy who now needs to rank because the maximum glyphbreaker of all time.

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